A survivor of the Columbine attack who rose to national attention after dropping, bloodied and wounded, from the library window on to the roof of a SWAT vehicle. After a lengthy recovery from a debilitating brain injury that robbed him briefly of both language and motor function, Patrick went on to become valedictorian of his class at Columbine and an active, vocal member of the community of Columbine survivors.
Patrick Ireland Character Timeline in Columbine
The timeline below shows where the character Patrick Ireland appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Two Columbines
Chapter 10: Judgment
Chapter 16: The Boy in the Window
Chapter 28: Media Crime
Chapter 34: Picture-Perfect Marsupials
Chapter 41: The Parents Group
Chapter 43: Who Owns the Tragedy
Chapter 45: Aftershocks
Chapter 47: Lawsuits
Chapter 49: Ready To Be Done
Chapter 51: Two Hurdles
Chapter 53: At the Broken Places
...ceremony, Bill Clinton delivers an address paying homage to the victims and their “magnificent” families. Patrick Ireland marries his college sweetheart. Mr. D and Patrick’s doctors from Craig Hospital are in... (full context)