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, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave 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.

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