Timberview High School Shooting: 18-Year-Old Shooter Charged With Aggravated Assault

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October 6, 2021 12:06PM EDT

Four radical were injured astatine Timberview High School aft a shooter opened fire. The fishy has since been taken into custody and is facing 3 aggravated battle charges.

UPDATE (10/7/21): Timothy George Simpkins was released from jailhouse connected Thursday, Oct. 7 aft posting bond.

The fishy progressive successful a shooting astatine Timberview High School connected October 6 has been taken into custody aft injuring 4 people. Police are astatine the country of the Arlington, Texas school, which is present successful lockdown, aft a shooter opened occurrence connected the campus, constabulary confirmed successful a property conference. Authorities said they person 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins in custody, and helium has been charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bond has been acceptable astatine $75,000. “The fishy has been taken into custody without incidental and charged with aggregate counts of Aggravated Assault with a gun,” section constabulary said successful a statement. “Most students person been safely evacuated from Timberview High School. Thank you for everyone’s help.”

timothyTimothy Simpkins’ mugshot. Image: Courtesy of Arlington Police Department

At an earlier property conference, the main of constabulary said, “This is not random enactment of violence. This is simply a pupil that got into a combat and drew a weapon.” He confirmed that authorities received a telephone astatine 9:15am section clip astir a shooting connected the 2nd level of the school. Four radical were injured, 1 of whom sustained insignificant injuries and refused treatment. The different 3 victims — 2 students and 1 “older person” — were transported to infirmary and are believed to beryllium successful surgery.

We are connected country astatine a shooting astatine Timberview High School. We are doing a methodical hunt and moving intimately with @ATFHQ @mansfieldisd Police, @MansfieldPDTX @GrandPrairiePD and different agencies. We volition beryllium announcing a genitor staging determination soon erstwhile the determination is identified pic.twitter.com/R08TuHPMHh

— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) October 6, 2021

Earlier today, a missive was issued to parents, according to NBC, stating that constabulary were investigating an progressive shooter situation. The missive reportedly added that students and unit are presently locked successful their classrooms and offices. Arlington Police besides tweeted, “We are connected country astatine a shooting astatine Timberview High School. We are doing a methodical hunt and moving intimately with @ATFHQ @mansfieldisd Police, @MansfieldPDTX @GrandPrairiePD and different agencies. We volition beryllium announcing a genitor staging determination soon erstwhile the determination is identified.” This is an unfolding situation, HollywoodLife will update this communicative arsenic we get further information.

timberviewTimberview High School. Image: LM Otero/AP/Shutterstock

The shooting comes conscionable 1 period aft a authorities instrumentality was enacted which allows Texans to transportation handguns successful nationalist without going done grooming oregon having to get permits. Governer Greg Abbott signed the authorities into instrumentality backmost successful June, and it came into effect connected September 1. “You could accidental that I signed into instrumentality contiguous immoderate laws that support weapon rights. But today, I signed documents that instilled state successful the Lone Star State,” Abbott said astatine the clip of signing. The caller instrumentality allows anyone implicit the property of 21 to transportation a handgun arsenic agelong arsenic they aren’t different prohibited from owning a firearm by law, specified arsenic those with a home unit condemnation oregon felony.