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Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in Dr. Heinrich's office under a typewriter dust cover.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a 1951 Underwood SS typewriter with the name "BEN" written on the back in red pastel. Spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style in documents produced using SCP-XXXX are consistent with current Associated Press style. SCP-XXXX was recovered from an ████ University dormitory in June 2006 after a journalism professor [accused, reported?] a large group of students [of/for] academic dishonesty.

Addendum: Report from Dr. D███████ E█████ to Dr. B████ R████

[…] Five of my students have handed in work that merited perfect scores for the entirety of the quarter. Given the nature of the exercises, it is not possible for them to have copied their work from former students, but I find it odd that none of these five has slipped once. […]

Addendum: Obituary of Benjamin S. Fraser, May 14, 2006

Benjamin "Ben" S. Fraser, a retired Messenger editor, died yesterday at the age of 93.
"Ben was a by-the-book journalist. He valued accuracy in facts and language, and he imparted his wisdom to young reporters," said senior reporter Frank Crawford.
Fraser is survived by his wife, Louise; son, Scott Fraser; daughter Carol (James) Godfrey; and granddaughters Katrina (Will) Heinrich and Sarah Godfrey.

Interview Log: November 23, 2006

Interviewed: Sarah Godfrey

Interviewer: Dr. ██████

<Begin Log>

Dr. ██████: Please state your name and occupation for the record.

Godfrey: Sarah Godfrey. I'm a student, a junior at ████ University.

Dr. ██████: Tell me how you came to be in possession of the typewriter.

Godfrey: My grandmother gave it to me after my grandpa died. I liked to play with it - you know, just type stuff on it - when I was a kid. I use my laptop for homework, but I like having it.
Dr. ██████: But you did use it for some homework.
Godfrey: Will this get back to my school? I can't lose my scholarship.
Dr. ██████: I assure you that none of this will get back to the school. We just want to know about your granddad's typewriter.
Godfrey: Well, uh.. sorry, what was the question?
Dr. ██████: You used your grandfather's typewriter for homework?
Godfrey: (pause) Um, yes. I did. I mean, it was a demanding class.
Dr. ██████: And it helped you?
Godfrey: (pause) It did everything for me. I'd do the exercises on the typewriter, and I always got the right answers. If I hit a wrong key, it just wouldn't type. Or if I skipped a key, it would type it anyway, right at the… you know, the right time. I mean, I wish I had it now. The style, the language, everything was right what E█████ wanted from us. Then I'd take the finished thing and type it up on my laptop, and hand it in. I mean, I did learn from it, so it wasn't cheating, you know? Not really.

Closing Statement: Ms. Godfrey and her parents were treated with Class A amnestics and returned to their home.