Cassie Bernall’s mother. After her daughter’s death in the Columbine shooting—which she believes to be one of martyrdom—she writes and publishes a book called She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall, which will go on to sell more than million copies. Misty and her husband, Brad, are hailed as “blessed parents of the martyr” within their deeply religious community until two Columbine survivors—Emily Wyant and Val Schnurr—come forward to refute the story of Cassie’s martyrdom.
Misty Bernall Character Timeline in Columbine
The timeline below shows where the character Misty Bernall appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13: “1 Bleeding to Death”
...as well as more and more policemen, continue to arrive at Columbine. Among them is Misty Bernall, mother of the Evangelical student Cassie Bernall. Realizing she cannot get close to the... (full context)
Chapter 18: Last Bus
...parents are both joyful and discouraged. Brian Rohrbough, father of Danny Rohrbough, abandons hope, but Misty Bernall—who has been reunited with her son, Chris, but still has no sign of her... (full context)
Chapter 19: Vacuuming
Chapter 20: Vacant
Chapter 32: Jesus Jesus Jesus
...anyone listening to their daughter’s story to go to church—especially young people. Soon, Brad and Misty Bernall are on 20/20 and Oprah. When Oprah asks them whether they wish their daughter... (full context)
Chapter 38: Martyr
...first officially designated Protestant martyr since the sixteenth century.” Their daughter’s story brings Brad and Misty Bernall “tremendous relief”—years ago, The Enemy had nearly taken their little girl. (full context)
Chapter 41: The Parents Group
Chapter 45: Aftershocks
Chapter 53: At the Broken Places