FBI: Woman connected to Colorado school threats is dead
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area is dead, the FBI confirmed Wednesday morning.
Sol Pais, who the FBI said is infatuated with the 1999 Columbine massacre, was found in the woods near the Echo Lake Lodge at the base of Mount Evans Road in Clear Creek County.
On Tuesday, the FBI said Pais flew to Colorado from the Miami area on Monday night and purchased a pump-action shotgun and ammunition gun in the Denver area.
After receiving threats, several schools, including Columbine High School, were placed on lockout on Tuesday.
The lockout later extended to all Denver metro area schools.
On Tuesday night, the vast majority of schools in the Denver metro area announced they would be closed on Wednesday because of the threats that were deemed credible.
“There are many people that work diligently day in and day out … that are making the very best decisions they can for the sake of the kids who are in schools each and every day,” Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said at the time. “We want our schools to be a safe place for kids to learn.”
The 20th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School is days away.
On April 20, 1999, two students killed 12 of their schoolmates and one teacher in a mass shooting at the high school in the town of Littleton — about 10 miles from Denver.
“I know that this opens a wound, especially on an anniversary week, for those families who were most deeply impacted by this,” Shrader said.