Woman wanted for Columbine High School, other school threats is dead


The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, law enforcement officials confirmed Wednesday morning.

“I am sad to have to report that Ms. Sol Pais took her own life. She was found by the Colorado authorities. First I would like to express the family’s grief for the situation. They are actually grateful that no one else is hurt,” said Chief Julio Yero of the Surfside Police Department.

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, according to KDVR.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader told reporters that the FBI found Pais dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Tuesday, the FBI said Pais flew to Colorado from the Miami area on Monday night and purchased a pump-action shotgun and ammunition in the Denver area.

After receiving threats, several schools, including Columbine High School, were placed on lockout on Tuesday. The lockout later spread to all Denver metro area schools. Most schools in the Denver metro area were closed Wednesday due to the threats. 

KDVR and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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