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FBI: Armed Teen ‘Infatuated’ With Columbine Shooting Dead, Manhunt Over

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter

The FBI in Denver announced Wednesday that the 18-year-old woman “infatuated” with the Columbine shooting was dead, ending the manhunt.

“We can confirm that Sol Pais is deceased,” FBI Denver tweeted Wednesday. “We are grateful to everyone who submitted tips and to all our law enforcement partners for their efforts in keeping our community safe.”

“UPDATE: THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY,” FBI Denver tweeted earlier Wednesday.

Pais died from “an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound,” Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said at a news conference Wednesday.

Law enforcement began looking for Pais Tuesday after she allegedly made threats that possibly involved the local schools. (RELATED: Nearly 20 Colorado Districts Close As FBI Hunts For Armed Teen ‘Infatuated’ With Columbine Shooting)

“Last night Sol Pais traveled to Colorado and made threats in the Denver metropolitan area,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook Tuesday. “She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous.”

Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Denver office, said Pais “expressed an infatuation with Columbine and the shooting that happened tragically 20 years ago,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

Pais was a Miami Beach Senior High School student, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Columbine High School, along with several other Colorado schools, was placed on a lockout Tuesday.

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) closed down schools Wednesday. Schools plan to go into normal operations Thursday, JCPS superintendent Jason Glass said at the conference.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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