East Grand schools on lockdown, Kremmling schools increase security as statewide search continues for armed woman ‘infatuated with Columbine’ | SkyHiNews.com

East Grand schools on lockdown, Kremmling schools increase security as statewide search continues for armed woman ‘infatuated with Columbine’

Granby police and sheriff’s deputies park in front of Granby Elementary on Wednesday morning as security around all local schools has been heightened in wake of the statewide search for an armed woman.
Bryce Martin / bmartin@skyhinews.com

East Grand School District has been placed on lockdown Wednesday as a statewide manhunt continues for an armed woman who is reportedly “infatuated with Columbine.”

FBI officials and police on the Front Range are searching for Sol Pais, an 18-year-old Florida woman who is said to be armed. Multiple school districts around Denver closed Wednesday morning in wake of the search.

In Grand County, East Grand schools have been placed on lockdown and officials are monitoring all traffic coming in and out of the schools. School has not been canceled and students are proceeding with classes as usual.

“Local law enforcement and your local school officials are working together this morning to ensure the safety of our future leaders,” the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday. 

Due to the concerns in the Denver metro area, the sheriff’s office said there will be increased law enforcement present around schools across Grand County and school staff will “be extra vigilant for any issues that arise.”

West Grand School District has heightened security, with officers monitoring activity around the schools, but is not on lockdown.

Sol Pais, 18, is said to be armed, according to law enforcement officials.

According to The Denver Post, Pais arrived in Colorado from Miami on Monday night. FBI officials said she bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition after leaving Denver International Airport.

The FBI believes Pais to be a “credible threat,” according to sources.

April 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, when two students shot and killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher.

The FBI has created a tip line for information related to Pais’s whereabouts and activities. People can contact 303-630-6227 or email denverfbitips@fbi.gov.

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