Student Shooter Taken Into Custody After Wounding Four at Texas High School
An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, injuring four people and then fleeing before being taken into custody hours later, authorities said.
Timothy George Simpkins was taken into custody without incident, the Arlington Police Department tweeted. He was booked in the Arlington jail on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was being held on $75,000 bail.
Timothy George Simpkins
One person was in critical condition, another was in good condition and a third person was treated for minor abrasions and was scheduled to be released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, police said. A fourth person was hurt but did not require treatment at a hospital. Police said earlier that three of the four injured were students.
BREAKING: Texas police are investigating an active shooter situation at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, the school district confirmed to CBS News. The school is on lockdown and the investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/xWqh1nhEzV
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 6, 2021
The shooting at Timberview High School, which is in Arlington but belongs to the school district in neighboring Mansfield, stemmed from a fight that broke out in a classroom, Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said at a news conference before Simpkins’ arrest.
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The shooting happened just days after a shooting at a Houston charter school that injured an administrator. Texas’ deadliest school shooting occurred in May of 2018 when a then-17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at Santa Fe High School near Houston, killing 10 people, most of whom were students.
Police announced that officers had recovered a .45 caliber handgun following the shooting, but warned that they could not say for sure if it was the weapon used until it had undergone further testing.
Timberview High School in Arlington, TX on lockdown as authorities investigate active shooter situation.@RLopezWFAA reports: “I have a friend … her son texted her in the family group chat and said ‘I’m okay. I’m in lockdown. I’m hiding, but I love you all.’” pic.twitter.com/0ipKy8BjKC
— The Recount (@therecount) October 6, 2021
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