The daddy of a girl “infatuated” with the mass capturing at Columbine Excessive Faculty — and who triggered a manhunt and the shutdown of Denver-area colleges Wednesday after she allegedly flew to town and purchased a gun — stated he simply needs his daughter to return dwelling.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Workplace and the FBI stated that Sol Pais, 18, is “thought-about to be extraordinarily harmful” after touring to Colorado from Miami on Monday night time earlier than buying a pump-action shotgun and ammunition.
Pais had made threats to “commit an act of violence within the Denver metropolitan space” simply days earlier than the 20th anniversary of the assault, in response to officers.
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On Tuesday night time, her father, in Surfside, Florida, instructed reporters via a closed door on the household dwelling the expertise was “like a foul dream.”
“She will be able to come dwelling. I feel she needs to be okay,” her father instructed WSVN. “I feel it is possibly she has a psychological drawback.”
Her father, who was not recognized, stated the household final noticed Pais on Sunday.
“They’re searching for her,” he instructed WSVN. “We do not know what to do.”
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A neighbor stated the household moved to the world about 10 years in the past, and that Pais was noticed within the neighborhood and attended Miami Seashore Excessive Faculty.
Miami-Dade Public Faculties confirmed in an announcement that Pais is a senior at the highschool.
“We’re absolutely aiding the FBI of their investigation,” Miami-Dade Public Faculties instructed CBS4. “So far as this case goes, I need to stress that, at the moment, there have been no threats to M-DCPS colleges. The threats seem restricted to colleges in Colorado.”
One other neighbor instructed CBS4 that Pais was a quiet particular person however effectively behaved.
“She at all times stored to herself. She by no means bought in hassle in school,” Patricia Bilstin instructed the tv station. “So shocking, and I really feel sorry for the household.”
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Authorities stated Pais was final seen close to Columbine, situated simply exterior Denver, sporting a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots. They appealed for anybody seeing her to name an FBI tip line at 303-630-6227, and stated she is simply too harmful to be approached by civilians. The alert additionally stated police who come into contact along with her ought to detain her and consider her psychological well being.
“This has turn out to be a large manhunt…and each legislation enforcement company is collaborating and serving to on this effort,” Dean Phillips, particular agent answerable for the FBI in Denver, stated late Tuesday night time.
Pais’ father instructed NBC6 he was in “disbelief” and simply wished to see his daughter once more.
“She will be able to please come dwelling,” he stated. “I feel she’s going to be okay.”
Fox Information’ Bradford Betz, Elizabeth Zwirz, and The Related Press contributed to this report.