Cops hunt girl obsessive about Columbine days earlier than anniversary of bloodbath

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An 18-year-old girl “infatuated with Columbine” has traveled to Colorado — days earlier than the 20th anniversary of the highschool bloodbath — with the intent of shopping for firearms and presumably focusing on a faculty, cops stated Tuesday.

Sol Pais is believed to be someplace within the Denver-Littleton space, with cops contemplating her “armed and intensely harmful.”

“Final evening [Pais] traveled to Colorado and made threats within the Denver metropolitan space,” wrote the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Workplace in a press launch. “She is a white feminine, 18 years previous, roughly 5’5″ in top, with brown hair. She was final seen sporting a black t-shirt, camouflage pants, and black boots.”

The FBI and native legislation enforcement positioned lockdowns and lockouts — the place the doorways are secured, however lessons proceed — at Columbine and different Denver-area faculties on Tuesday on account of Pais’ presence. College students had been reportedly guarded by armed officers as they had been dismissed.

“Everyone seems to be secure,” stated Jeffco Faculties spokeswoman Diana Wilson.

An evaluation of lockout and lockdown knowledge, which was performed by the Denver Publish and printed Tuesday forward of the Pais alert, discovered that threats have been rising within the years main as much as the 20th anniversary of Columbine.

Within the 18 faculty districts that the Publish studied, lockouts and lockdowns elevated by greater than 50 % between 2016 and 2018.

“It’s develop into as routine as hearth drills,” defined Melissa Craven, director of emergency administration at Denver Public Faculties, which reported 220 lockouts final yr, probably the most among the many districts.

“We don’t have many college students which have began their educational profession with us who aren’t used to lockdowns,” she stated. “I don’t know if that claims something good about our society.”

With Publish wires

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