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Who Was Sol Pais?

DENVER (CBS4)— Sol Pais, a South Florida woman who the FBI said made threats against schools in Colorado, is dead after a massive manhunt. Authorities say Pais flew to Colorado Monday and bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition. They said she is "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School.

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Sol Pais (credit: Jefferson County)

The search for her prompted dozens of Denver-area school districts to cancel classes Wednesday.

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Pais was spotted in the foothills of Jefferson County, west of Denver, wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black combat boots.

Pais, 18, was a senior at Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami Beach. A student at the school told CBS Miami that FBI agents were on the campus on Wednesday. Officials with Miami-Dade Public Schools issued a statement saying they were "fully assisting the FBI in their investigation."
Wednesday morning, FBI agents were seen removing a bag of items from the home.


On Tuesday night, CBS Miami spoke to a man who identified himself as the suspect's father.

"It's like a bad dream. We don't know. We don't have any idea," said the man through a closed door.  He did not give his name.

A neighbor who watched Pais grow up said she was a quiet person and was well behaved.

"She always kept to herself. She never got in trouble at school. So surprising and I feel sorry for the family," Patricia Bilstin told CBS Miami.

This weekend marks 20 years since two teenage gunmen attacked Columbine High School, killing 12 classmates and a teacher.



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