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Douglas County Schools Closed April 17th Due to Ongoing Safety Concern

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Sol Pias, 18

UPDATE as of 10:07am:

The suspect has been located near Echo Lake in Jefferson County. The suspect is deceased.

Please see our new post for details:

The Douglas County School District in collaboration with other Denver metro area school districts will be closed on Wednesday, April 17th due to ongoing safety concerns.

Federal and local law enforcement are looking for Sol Pais, 18 of Florida, a ‘dangerous’ who is said to have made credible threats against the Denver metro area. According to law enforcement, she is ‘infatuated with the Columbine school shooting.”

School Districts closed:

“The Castle Rock Police Department is closely monitoring the situation involving Sol Pais and her whereabouts. At this time, we do not know of any specific threat to schools in Castle Rock. Out of an abundance of caution, you will see an increased police presence at schools within the Town of Castle Rock,” wrote the Castle Rock Police Department.

The FBI and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sol Pais (18), traveled to Colorado on Monday night and made threats against schools. Pais traveled to Colorado by air from Miami, Denver FBI Chief Dean Phillips said. She then bought a pump-action shotgun “immediately” upon arriving in Colorado.

Pias is believe to be a credible threat to the community. At this time there is no information about any specific threat to any particular school.

“This has become a massive manhunt,” Phillips said.

If you see Sol Pais or know where she is right now, call 911. If you have a tip that doesn’t warrant an immediate law enforcement response, contact the FBI tip line at 303-630-6227 or email [email protected]

We will update this post as we learn more.