Springfield woman arrested, accused of making April Fools’ call of shooter at Navistar

A Clark County Sheriff's cruiser leaves Navistar plant Thursday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
A Clark County Sheriff's cruiser leaves Navistar plant Thursday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

A Springfield woman has been arrested and charged after she allegedly made an April Fools’ call to her sister saying there was an active shooter at Navistar, according to an official with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Pamela Sisco, 57, has been arrested and will be charged with disrupting public service and inducing panic, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Chris Clark said on Thursday afternoon.

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“Basically she had called her sister and said something to the effect of a guy was fired yesterday and has come back in with a gun. We are all hiding in a locked office and asked her to call the police,” Clark said.

Clark said deputies conducted a sweep of buildings and found there was “no security threat of any kind at any time.”

“Everyone was completely fine,” Clark said. “There was a lot of resources that we used today and put in place today all over a stupid April Fools’ joke.”

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Representatives of Navistar confirmed to the Springfield News-Sun that “an employee” has been suspended over the claim. The truck manufacturer said they continue to work with local authorities regarding an investigation into the incident.

A number of different agencies from across the county reached out to assist the sheriff’s office when they heard the call about a potential shooter, Clark said.

“We want to thank everyone who backed us up,” Clark said. “We had a lot of great resources from other agencies that were willing to step up.”

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