On April 16, 2007, Colin Goddard survived one of the deadliest school shootings in history. Thirty-two people—students and teachers—were killed at Virginia Tech when South Korean undergraduate student Cho Seung-Hui went on a killing spree.
At 9:43 a.m. Cho burst into the room where Colin was attending French class and opened fire. Colin was shot four times—in his left knee, left hip, right shoulder and right hip. "I only remember a couple of gunshots after that, and then everything got quiet," he says.
A day after the shooting, while Colin was still in the hospital, he spoke to Lisa Ling for an Oprah Show special report
. "I tried to act dead like I wasn't even moving," he told Lisa. "The next thing you know, the police are kicking the door trying to get in. They said, 'Shooter down.' ... One of the last bullets was for [Cho] himself in front of the classroom."