The search for a 18-year-old woman who prompted the closure of hundreds of schools in the Denver-area has ended tragically just three days before the twentieth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
Authorities had been searching for this woman, 18-year-old Sol Pias after reports of threats to Denver schools.
Police now report Pias was found dead Wednesday morning by an armed swat team west of Denver in a nearby campground.
It is not clear how she died, but authorities say there is no longer a threat to the community.
The FBI said she had not made a specific threat, but that her fascination with the Columbine shooting and her recent actions had raised suspicions.
She had flown from florida to Colorado on Monday and immediately bought a pump-action shotgun and shells.
Police had already been on high alert as the anniversary of the Columbine shootings approaches.
As an abundance of caution, more than five-hundred thousand students did not attend classes Wednesday because of the threat at over eight-hundred Denver-area classrooms.
School officials say normal school operations will continue Thursday with “heightened” security.