Construction workers have found a second noose at one of the buildings at the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee worksite, officials said today.
The first noose was found last Aug. 7, and that prompted an initial investigation by the FBI. Mary Thompson, a spokeswoman for BlueCross, said today that another noose was found, and this one was constructed of some plastic banding material.
FBI Agent in Charge Ed Galloway said he had no additional comments, aside from saying that the investigation is ongoing. Ms. Thompson said agents were at the Cameron Hill construction site today.
Skanska, the company in charge of the construction project, is offering diversity and sensitivity training. So far, said John Reyhan, general manager for the project, morale has not been affected.
“We’ve added a tremendous amount of security at the site,” Mr. Reyhan said. “And at our jobwide meeting every morning we are encouraging anyone to come forward with any reports of intimidation.”
For complete coverage see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Adam Crisp covers education issues for the Times Free Press. He joined the paper's staff in 2007 and initially covered crime, public safety, courts and general assignment topics. Prior to Chattanooga, Crisp was a crime reporter at the Savannah Morning News and has been a reporter and editor at community newspapers in southeast Georgia. In college, he led his student paper to a first-place general excellence award from the Georgia College Press Association. He earned ...