Federal Bureau of Investigation looks for woman 'infatuated' with Columbine shooting

FBI hunts woman 'infatuated' with Columbine massacre who threatened school

FBI hunts woman 'infatuated' with Columbine massacre who threatened school

Authorities are searching for an armed woman in connection with alleged threats that led to lockouts at Columbine High School and almost 20 other Colorado schools, officials said Tuesday.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a Tuesday Facebook post that officials were looking for an 18-year-old woman who allegedly made threats.

The FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force also issued a notice today for police to be on the lookout for 18-year-old Sol Pais. The alert said police who come into contact with her should detain her and evaluate her mental health. She was last spotted "in the foothills of Jefferson County" and was wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage trousers and black boots, officials said. She was most recently seen in the "foothills" of Jefferson County.

There is no information about any specific threat to any particular school, but authorities believe she is a credible threat to the community.

Columbine High and several schools in the area were part of the lockout, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tweeted.

Twenty years ago this month Columbine High School in Colorado became the scene of one of the worst schootings in history.

The district said the decision to close campuses was in collaboration with other Denver metro-area school districts.

Two hours after announcing the lockouts, the school system reported that all students and staff were safe, adding that students would be released from the schools and buses would run on their normal schedule, though some may be slightly delayed.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, along with Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies and Colorado state troopers, have searched for her, including hunting through rural Jefferson County foothills throughout the day and have published her name and photo in local media. "We will have extra safety and security staff on site at all schools affected".

In a Tuesday night press conference, Phillips said Pais expressed an "infatuation with Columbine" and the two teenage gunmen who perpetuated the shooting in past comments.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department tweeted about the lockdown mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Columbine High School in the United States was placed into lockdown by a possible threat posed just days before the 20th anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 13 people. The FBI and other authorities are looking for an 18-year-old woman who is believed to be connected to the lockouts and who is considered armed and unsafe, according to the FBI.

A spokesperson for the FBI's Denver field office did not immediately respond to queries.

Officials didn't provide further details or reveal where Pais traveled from, saying it would compromise their investigation.

The lockdown comes just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting at the school that killed 12 students and a teacher. There was no immediate indication whether Tuesday's lockdown has any connection to the anniversary.

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