CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Cleveland city employee whose April Fools' Day prank brought police, fire and emergency medical workers to City Hall was handed a 10-day suspension without pay on Wednesday after a two-day disciplinary hearing.
Rhodia Wallace was suspended after the hearing showed she exhibited "an exceptional lack of good judgment" but took into account her good work record of almost 10 years and her demonstration of remorse, according to Andrea Taylor, press secretary for the City of Cleveland.
Wallace told her boyfriend she heard shots fired inside Cleveland's City Hall on the morning of April 1, prompting him to dial 911 for help.
While Wallace said she meant her story as a prank, her boyfriend's call brought a full emergency response to the building.
There was no word on whether she would face criminal charges.
(Reporting by Kim Palmer; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Jerry Norton)