Police search Florida home of woman sought in connection to school threats

Police search Florida home of woman sought in connection to school threats

Investigators say a woman who made undisclosed threats that led to tightened security at Columbine High School bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition shortly after landing in Denver from Miami.

"She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous", the post reads.

Cherry Creek dismissed high school students as normal, and released middle school students on a staggered schedule.

Authorities have not provided any additional information at this time.

The 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting is Saturday.

The sheriff's office urged the public not to approach Pais.

Police searched her home in the nearby city of Surfside.


According to the FBI, Pais arrived at Denver International Airport on Monday morning. A blog allegedly belonging to her reveals an obsession with mortality and firearms, according to Heavy.com (h/t NY Post). Some say they just want to pay their respects, but others claim they are in love with the shooters - or sometimes that they have been reincarnated with the shooters' souls. The FBI is working with the U.S. Attorney's Office, and local law enforcement with local district attorneys' offices, to develop charges.

CBS Miami reports Pais' family is asking her to turn herself in.

Galterio graduated from Columbine High School in 1992 and she wept as she recounted how she's taken her child to the Columbine Memorial to pay respects "on a regular basis". This means that the 1,700 students at Columbine are accustomed to lockouts.

Neighbors watched as authorities searched the home.

Phillips said that if Pais were found immediately, "we will certainly hold her for as long as we can legally". They say she was last seen in the foothills west of Denver, where some of the schools put on lockdown are located.

Pais is a student at Miami Beach Senior High School, said Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Officials didn't provide further details or reveal where Pais traveled from, saying it would compromise their investigation. I'm 18 years old too, if it's important, ' she wrote.


Sol Pais, identified as an 18-year-old woman from Surfside, Florida, who authorities called "extremely unsafe", was found in Clear Creek County, a local CBS affiliate reported.

Denver Public Schools were also closed on Wednesday.

"We are used to threats, frankly, at Columbine".

Additionally, Pais' father said that authorities told him that his daughter Sol might have a mental problem.

Columbine High School and other schools in the Denver metro area were on high alert Tuesday after officials announced that there was a "credible threat", just four days before the 20th anniversary of the historic school shooting.

She is believed to be 5 feet, 5 inches tall and was last seen in the foothills of Jefferson County, officials said.

Columbine and more than 20 other schools outside Denver locked their doors for almost three hours on Tuesday afternoon before Wednesday's complete closures were announced.


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