COLUMBIA, Mo. – Four schools were placed on a modified lockdown while police dealt with a standoff in central Columbia yesterday afternoon.
Police were called to a disturbance just after noon Tuesday, at a home on Mary Street near Sexton Road. Police say it turns out that a man at the residence suffers from a mental condition. Ridgeway Elementary, Jefferson Middle, Douglass High and Park Avenue Preschool locked there doors and denied entry until around 1:30 p.m., in the afternoon.