Marjorie Lindholm is a student at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. In 1999, she was a sophomore at Columbine High School. Originally from Idaho, she'd only been living in Littleton for a few months and had already made the cheerleading team. She was a bright, happy, teenage girl with big plans for the future.
On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, two seniors at Columbine High School, set out to destroy their school. Armed with makeshift bombs and high powered guns, the two teenagers entered the building during 5th period, lunch time for about one third of the school. They were intent on killing as many students and teachers as possible. While the students in Marjorie's class were taking a science test, Mr. Sanders, a beloved teacher, stumbled into the room and collapsed onto the floor. He was badly injured and bleeding profusely. Soon it was clear the school was under attack.
Marjorie spent the next 4 hours in that science room, frozen to the floor, afraid to move. She saw her life flash before her eyes. She watched as her favorite teacher slowly bled to death. In the end, 13 people were killed, 23 people were injured, and the 2 gunmen killed themselves. It shocked the nation. It changed Marjorie's life.
Along with her mother, Peggy Lindholm, Marjorie has written A Columbine Survivor's Story. This book chronicles Marjorie's experiences before, during, and after that day. It is a thought provoking account of one person's struggle with the most traumatic event in her life.