UPDATE: Rock Bridge High School, Columbia Area Career Center on lockdown after shots fired report

Monday, November 21, 2011 | 4:49 p.m. CST; updated 10:54 a.m. CST, Tuesday, November 22, 2011

COLUMBIA — Rock Bridge High School and the Columbia Area Career Center were placed on modified lockdown Monday afternoon after officers responded to a report of shots fired nearby.

According to a media release from Columbia police, officers responded to the shots fired report at 1:26 p.m. on Outer Road South Providence, the road that runs parallel to Providence Road in front of Rock Bridge. There was a five to 10 minute delay before police were notified,  the release stated.

Investigators found that eight to nine shots had been fired and two possible cars were involved in the shooting. The Outer Road in front of Angelo's Square was closed for an hour during the initial investigation.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests had been made Monday afternoon.

Michelle Baumstark, community relations coordinator for Columbia Public Schools, said the modified lockdown meant the external doors of the schools were locked as a precaution. Operations at the school were not affected, she said.

Latisha Stroer, public information officer for the Columbia police, said the  investigation was ongoing.




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