The term Whitman syndrome is used to describe the destructive and homicidal impulses among students. The term was introduced by John Kuehn and John Burton in 1969, and alludes to Charles Whitman.[1]


  1. Kuehn, John L. & Burton, John: Management of the College Student with Homicidal Impulses—The "Whitman Syndrome", in The American Journal of Psychiatry, May 1969, Vol. 125, No. 11. (pp. 1594 - 1599)