Surfside teen wanted for ‘credible threat’ to Columbine, Colorado schools, authorities say

Sol Pais
Sol Pais Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

An 18-year-old woman from Surfside is wanted by the FBI and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office after making what investigators are calling a “credible threat” Tuesday to Columbine High School and other Denver area schools as the 20th anniversary of the mass shooting approaches.

Sol Pais was reported missing by her parents Monday night in Surfside, Sgt. Marian Cruz, a spokeswoman for the Surfside Police Department confirmed Tuesday night.

Records show a local address for Sol Pais in Surfside. The phone number listed for the address was disconnected Tuesday night.

Earlier Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Pais had traveled to Colorado Monday night and “made threats in the Denver metropolitan area.”

“She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous,” the department said in the post.

The Denver Post reported that a call to Pais’ parents’ Surfside home was intervened by an FBI agent. The newspaper said she was “infatuated” with Columbine.

FBI Denver Field Office spokeswoman Amy Meyer would not confirm or deny where Pais was from, citing internal policy made out of respect for the suspect’s family members.

The threats come four days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School April 20, 1999, massacre that left 12 students and one teacher dead.

Pais, according to the sheriff’s office, was last seen in the foothills of Jefferson County.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI tipline at 303-630-6227.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.


Martin Vassolo is a general assignment reporter on the Miami Herald’s metro desk. He was a member of the Herald’s reporting team covering the 2018 midterm elections and Florida’s recount. Previously, he worked as a political reporting intern with the Herald and as editor-in-chief of the University of Florida’s student newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator.