Sol Pais, a woman suspected of making threats towards schools in the Denver metro area which included Columbine High School, has been found dead according to official reports.
CBS Denver reports that investigators “closed in on the teen Wednesday near the Echo Lake Lodge at the base of Mount Evans in Clear Creek County.”
In a press conference, these officials state that Pais was found dead due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
This alleged threat caused school districts along Colorado’s Front Range to cancel classes for more than half a million students.
Pais’s threat came days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
The woman was apparently “infatuated” with the Columbine massacre, which left 13 people dead in 1999.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI, Pais made her way to Colorado from Miami on Monday night and purchased a pump-action shotgun. At the time, she was considered armed and extremely dangerous.
The FBI Denver tweeted Wednesday that there was no longer a threat to the community.
This incident came shortly after Colorado’s passage of a red flag gun confiscation law on April 12, 2019.
Since the Aurora shooting of 2012, Colorado went from being one of America’s most pro-gun states to one of the most anti-gun states in the nation according Guns & Ammo magazine.
In the wake of the 2018 Parkland shooting, Colorado has joined many other blue states in passing gun control.
With a Democratic trifecta in the Colorado General Assembly, gun control looks to be a fixture in Colorado politics.
This incident will likely be politicized by gun control advocates in the state as a means for pushing more gun control.
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