Two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are on leave while the agency investigates the noose display found at a workstation.
Officers found two stuffed gorillas hanging with the noose on July 21 at Miami’s airport.
One employee says it was right in the center of a TSA workstation under where checked luggage is screened.
One officer at Miami airport says many of the black and Hispanic workers there are distraught over the incident.
But a manager reportedly said the display was just a joke and not racist when the employees reported it.
Since then, news of the incident has made his way up to TSA acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell.
A TSA official then sent an internal email saying an independent investigation has been ordered and potentially involved workers are on leave.