Sol Pais Colorado: Here are 8 fast facts you need to know about Sol Pais Denver, the 18-year-old woman wanted by authorities since Tuesday morning after allegedly making threats toward schools in the Denver metro area.
Sol Pais was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning near the base of Mt. Evans, after a massive manhunt along the Front Range and foothills west of Denver.
According to reports, Sol took her own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The FBI tweeted shortly afterward that there was no longer a threat to the community.
Sol Pais Colorado: 8 fast facts about Sol Pais Denver
- Ms. Sol Pais is an 18 year old student at Miami Beach Senior High School. She resided with her parents in Surfside, Fla.
- She is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, with brown hair.
- She previously attended a primary school in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla.
- Sol was reported missing on Monday, by her parents who said they had not seen her since Sunday.
- Authorities said she flew to Denver on Monday and then purchased a shotgun and ammunition.
According to FBI, Pais traveled to Colorado on Monday and arrived at Denver International Airport later that day. She went to a gun store and purchased a shotgun and ammunition. She was said to have legally purchased the shotgun in Littleton.
- She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots.
- A man at her home in Florida who identified himself as her father told The Miami Herald on Tuesday, “I think maybe she’s got a mental problem.”
The man who said he was her father told news crews that he last saw his daughter Sunday and the situation has “been a nightmare” since then.
- Authorities in Colorado say they believe Sol to be “infatuated” with the mass shooting at Columbine High School in April 1999. She was considered armed and “extremely dangerous.”
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office placed several schools on lockout Tuesday afternoon after the sheriff’s office identified what appeared to be a “credible threat,” though the details of the threat were not clear.
About 150 schools and districts closed Wednesday as a precaution.
Jefferson County Public Schools and the sheriff’s office said, at a press conference Wednesday morning, that they are focusing on getting students back into school Thursday and ensuring upcoming Columbine anniversary events are carried out in a safe manner.
Schools Thursday will run as normal, but will have extra security, said JeffCo Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass.