A manhunt is underway in Colorado for an “extremely dangerous” woman who is “infatuated” with the Columbine High School shooting, local officials say. Nearly two dozen schools have been put on lockout as a precaution.
Sol Pais, 18, has made threats to the Denver metropolitan area, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Details were not released, but the Denver Post said the woman is “infatuated” with the shooting in 1999.
“She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous,” the FBI told yc.news.
As a result of the threat, at least 21 schools in the area have been put on lockout. “All students and staff are safe. … We will have extra safety and security staff on site at all schools affected,” Jeffco Public School said.
Pais is a white female, 18 years old, approximately 5’5″ in height, with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage pants, and black boots. She was last seen in the foothills of Jefferson County.
Anyone who sees Pais or has information on where whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately, or call the FBI tipline at (303) 630-6227 if you have any other information that could help investigators.
The Columbine massacre happened in April 1999 when 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold went on a killing spree at Columbine High School in Colorado, killing 12 students and one teacher before committing suicide. It was the deadliest high school massacre in U.S. history, prompting changes in school security across the United States.