Threat to schools, community no longer as manhunt for woman ends
Sol Pais was found dead in Clear Creek County, which neighbors Grand County
The threat that prompted the lockdown and heightened security at Grand County schools Wednesday morning is no longer, according to officials, as the manhunt for Sol Pais has ended.
Pais, 18, was found dead by authorities around Mount Evans in Clear Creek County at around 10:30 a.m., according to CBS Denver, who first reported the story.
Investigative activity is ongoing at the base of Mount Evans, located in the county neighboring Grand County’s southeast side.
FBI officials have confirmed there is no longer a threat to the community.
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East Grand School District was placed on lockdown as the statewide manhunt continued for Pais, who was reportedly “infatuated with Columbine.”
Multiple school districts around Denver closed Wednesday morning in wake of the search.
In Grand County, East Grand schools were placed on lockdown and officials monitored all traffic in and out of the schools. School was not canceled and students are proceeded 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 was a increased law enforcement present around schools across Grand County and school staff would “be extra vigilant for any issues that arise.”
West Grand School District had heightened security, with officers monitoring activity around the schools, but was not placed on lockdown.
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 believed 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.
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