An armed teenager allegedly obsessed with the Columbine shooting was found dead in Colorado from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday, bringing an end to a massive manhunt.
The 18-year-old woman, Sol Pais, had allegedly made threats to schools in the Denver area, putting them into lockout and sparking a search for her on Tuesday. Pais flew on Monday from Miami -- where she attended high school -- to Colorado, where she immediately bought a shotgun and ammunition, said Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the Denver FBI. It appears she bought the gun legally, officials said.
Pais had allegedly expressed an infatuation with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Because of her "troubling" comments and actions -- including buying three one-way tickets to Denver in consecutive days -- she was considered a credible threat to the community, Phillips said. The threat wasn't isolated to one school or individual, police said.