UPDATE: Officials reported this morning that Sol Pais killed herself.
On April 20, 1999, nearly 20 years ago, 2 students carried out a horrific shooting at Columbine High School in the southern suburb of Denver.
When the carnage was over, 12 students and 1 teacher had been killed and another 21 injured, before the 2 shooters killed themselves.
The FBI and authorities have reported that 18-year-old Sol Pais, flew to Denver on Monday and subsequently purchased a shotgun and ammunition.
Pais has reportedly been infatuated with the Columbine shooting and authorities fear that she plans on some kind of 20th anniversary shooting at Columbine High School or some other school in the state.
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The Denver Channel – FBI, authorities search for ‘armed and dangerous’ teen after ‘credible threat’ to schools – FBI: Wanted teen purchased shotgun, ammunition shortly after arriving at DIA – Several Jefferson County schools, including Columbine High School, were placed on lockout Tuesday afternoon because of what the sheriff’s office said “appears to be a credible threat.” The FBI and other authorities are looking for an 18-year-old woman who is believed to be connected to the lockouts and who is considered armed and dangerous, according to the FBI.
A Jeffco Public Schools spokesperson said several schools in the Columbine and mountain areas of the district were on lockout at 1 p.m. but said “everyone is safe.” The spokesperson, Diana Wilson, said business was operating as usual within the schools but no one was allowed inside or outside.
“It is our understanding they are searching for a suspicious person,” Wilson said.
The FBI alerted Jefferson County authorities to the threat around 11 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said…
At first many wonder why a teenager would be so infatuated with such horrible shootings but then when you look at our culture, there is no more wonder.
Many of the most popular movies and video games are the more violent ones where people are shooting and killed each other.
Some of the music, especially rap music is also filled with violent lyrics.
All of this on top of their being taught that they are just another random product of evolution and ony the strongest and most violent survive.
And then there is the media hype that makes the name of shooter known from one of the nation to another, giving them fame and glory.
If Sol Pais does commit some horrendous act of violence, she is only living out that the culture has taught her.
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