publication date: Friday, May 16, 2008 (part of Round XXXIV)

category: Crime

clue: Campus life was never completely safe again after this deranged killer took aim from higher education.

explanation: Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas at Austin tower ("higher education") and went on a deadly shooting rampage. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, JB Brenner, and Sam Boyarsky

trivia: The clue was written vaguely enough that some players would guess more recent shooters.

College Week This goo was part of College Week.



Similar Goos

Josef Fritzl

If you don't recognize this incestuous Austrian, what, have you been locked in a dungeon somewhere? Go »

Claus von Bülow

This lawyer's luck turned around when he married a diabetic. Go »

Lizzie Borden

You didn't have to be crazy to hatchet your parents in 1892... But history says you were. Go »

John Wayne Gacy

You think clowns hiding in the woods are scary? This one was a real danger to teenaged boys in Chicago in the 1970s. Go »

Joaquín Guzmán

Despite him being the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, his stays in prison have been shorty. Go »

Charles Ponzi

Italians weren't known for pyramids, until this con artist came along. Go »