A teenager who was alleged to have made threats in honor of Coumbine's 20th anniversary was found dead, according to CBS Denver.
Previously, Denver police warned of an armed teenager who was "infatated" with the Columbine mass shooting and was on the loose wielding a firearm.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Sol Pais, 18, reportedly flew from Miami, Florida on Monday night.
Once she arrived in Denver, Pais purchased a pump-action shotgun and ammunition in Denver and made verbal threats just a few days ahead of the 20th anniversary of Columbine, in which two senior students murdered 12 students and one teacher on April 20, 1999.
Denver public schools are closed due to the threats being seen as "credible and general," according to Patricia Billinger, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety.
Thank you to everyone for your continued efforts to locate Sol Pais. She is armed and dangerous and we are still wo… https://t.co/Qd1Nhgl2r2— FBI Denver (@FBI Denver) 1555516675.0
The Be-On-The-Lookout notice distributed to law enforcement says Pais is "infatuated with Columbine" and is attempt… https://t.co/1WtFv4abYg— Kyle Clark (@Kyle Clark) 1555453841.0
All facilities and programs at the schools were closed on Wednesday, with students being sent home as early as Tuesday afternoon after being alerted to the warning.
The closures are a collaborative effort with Denver metro-area school districts.
We have an update regarding the multiple lockouts this afternoon. All students and staff are safe. Students will be… https://t.co/oVKYFKHbbi— Jeffco Public Schools (@Jeffco Public Schools) 1555446532.0
Billinger said her department is prepared to act accordingly.
"We always have heightened awareness close to high-profile anniversaries like this."
@FBIDenver @jeffcosheriffco When a school goes in lockout, the day goes on as usual inside the building, but entry… https://t.co/gNgLBLe7fJ— CPR News (@CPR News) 1555453117.0
Boulder Valley School District Superintendent Rob Anderson wrote a letter to parents after the unanimous decision to close the schools.
"We couldn't take the risk of having one student or staff member injured -- so superintendents unanimously decided late last night to close school."
The Huffington Post reported Pais was last seen in a black T-shirt, camouflage pants, and black boots near Coumbine, in the Jefferson County foothills outside Denver.
The @FBIDenver & JCSO are asking for the public’s help regarding a potential credible threat. Last night Sol Pais t… https://t.co/MXTLN5RHZo— Jeffco Sheriff (@Jeffco Sheriff) 1555449672.0
She is a white female, 18 years old, approximately 5'5" in height, with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a bla… https://t.co/mXRyQ1QIlP— Jeffco Sheriff (@Jeffco Sheriff) 1555449673.0
Please call the FBI tipline at (303) 630-6227 where your call will be answered immediately if you have seen this in… https://t.co/JDngMeTcbr— Jeffco Sheriff (@Jeffco Sheriff) 1555449673.0
@FBIDenver @KDVR Hopefully you’re searching local colleges and university campuses as she could easily blend in tho… https://t.co/k0IyyZlvd3— Elizabeth (@Elizabeth) 1555518197.0
Special agent Dean Phillips, who heads the FBI in Denver said on Tuesday night:
"This has become a massive manhunt ... and every law enforcement agency is participating and helping in this effort."
An effort to reach her parents from a listed number in Surfside, Florida, was intercepted by a man claiming to be a member of the FBI who was already interviewing the parents, according to The Denver Post.
@FBIDenver I hope she is caught before anyone gets hurt.— Gary 🔥 (@Gary 🔥) 1555518267.0
Federal and state officials were in the process of developing appropriate charges since there wasn't enough probable cause to arrest her.
The FBI says that Pais would be detained on site and held for as long as is legally possible. There is not yet an a… https://t.co/mBF3e30ar6— Conor McCormick-Cavanagh (@Conor McCormick-Cavanagh) 1555473174.0
#BREAKING: @Matt_Kroschel is reporting that there is a heavy police and FBI presence near the base of Mount Evans.… https://t.co/qWSaekBtqh— Tim Wieland (@Tim Wieland) 1555517093.0
Pais's body was found in the Echo Lake area near the base of Mount Evans. She appeared to have taken her own life as evidenced by her self-inflicted wounds.
CBS reported on the breaking story:
"Before the announcement of her death, 20 or 30 armed officers including a SWAT team and a Clear Creek County snowcat were spotted near the Echo Lake Campground in the Arapaho National Forest in the midst of an extensive search operation."
UPDATE: THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. More information to follow shortly. #FindSol— FBI Denver (@FBI Denver) 1555519483.0
People expressed their gratitude over the proper handling of the case with no casualties.
@CBS4Tim @Matt_Kroschel Great work by all law enforcement agencies. We are finally learning from past tragedies!!… https://t.co/E0nN9bTq3w— Justin Hollingsworth (@Justin Hollingsworth) 1555521307.0
@FBIDenver Thank you for caring about our kids. You do this everyday we are so grateful.— winningpack (David) (@winningpack (David)) 1555520411.0
@FBIDenver Thank you for always being there. Prayers for her family.— Barbara Bernia (@Barbara Bernia) 1555521090.0
Details about her death are forthcoming after a press conference with Jefferson County Public Schools.