Nearly 20 Colorado Schools Close As FBI Hunts For Armed Teen Infatuated With Columbine Shooting

Anders Hagstrom | Justice Reporter

Nearly 20 Colorado school districts are closed Wednesday as the FBI escalates a manhunt for an armed 18-year-old woman they described as “infatuated” with the Columbine shooting.

Police are looking for Sol Pais who traveled from Florida to Colorado and immediately purchased a shotgun before making various threats to area schools, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The FBI said Pais has shown an obsession with the Columbine shooting, where 12 students and a teacher were killed. April 2o will mark the shootings 20th anniversary. Nearly 20 school districts have opted to close until the FBI apprehends Pais, including Columbine High School.

“Because of her comments and her actions, because her travel here to the state, because of her procurement of a weapon immediately upon arriving here, we considered her to be a credible threat certainly to the community and potentially to schools,” FBI special agent Dean Phillips said in a statement. (RELATED: Columbine Shooting Survivor Has Surprising View On Concealed Carry)

The school closures are concentrated around Denver and Jefferson counties, where several schools have reported receiving threats from Pais. Columbine itself was placed on lockout Tuesday due to the specific “credible” threat. Police described Pais as a white female, approximately 55″ in height who waRead More – Source