Lockdowns lifted at Columbia schools after gunfire during domestic dispute

5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago Wednesday, September 26 2018 Sep 26, 2018 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:45:00 AM CDT September 26, 2018 in News
By: Hannah Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Officials lifted lockdowns at several schools after a domestic disturbance involving gunfire in north Columbia prompted the safety measures.
City spokesman Steve Sapp confirmed a couple was involved in a domestic disturbance with a weapon in the 2400 block of Springdale Drive in the Springdale Subdivison around 9 a.m. Sapp said several schools in the area were placed on modified lockdown to be safe. At one point, Cedar Ridge Elementary School went on full lockdown - meaning students and staff sheltered in place - for about seven minutes.
According to police, Brandie Sorm was involved in the domestic disturbance and fired shots at the other person. She then fled with one of their children. The couple has children in other schools, and those schools were also placed on lock down.
 
Around 10 a.m., officers saw the the suspect driving on Paris Road. They stopped her and took her into custody. Sapp said all of the couple's children are safe.
Columbia Public Schools' Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said in an email the situation is clear and all students are safe.
Sorm was arrested on suspicion for domestic assault, armed criminal action, child endangerment and property damage. 
Additional information will be available when arrest and incident reports are completed.

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