According to officials, the gunman who shot multiple people at a Texas high school on Wednesday has been apprehended. After the shooting, three people were transported to the hospital, two with gunshot wounds and one with minor injuries. On Wednesday afternoon, a 15-year-old boy was in critical condition. A 25-year-old man and a teen girl were reported as being in good health. At the site, a fourth victim was treated for minor injuries. After the shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Timothy George Simpkins, 18, surrendered to authorities just after 2 p.m.
Gunman Timothy George Simkins arrest
18 years old Simpkins was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Arlington police. They were able to recover the.45 caliber weapon.The gun will be turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which will conduct ballistics tests on it.
The Police said, “We had some communication with his attorney,” said Arlington Police Asst. Chief Kevin Kolbye. “He did report to an attorney he was talking to our homicide detectives he drove him to our police station we took him in to custody.”
Police were already on their way to Timberview High School before the incident, according to Mr Kolbye, after a teacher activated the school’s alarm system.The claimed gun used by the gunman was discovered in the street a few miles from the university, according to the Grand Prairie police chief.
The Gunman from Timberview High School bailed at $75000 bond.
The Arlington Police Department tweeted that Timothy George Simpkins was apprehended without incident. He was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was being held on $75,000 bail at the Arlington jail.
Parents of George Simpkins
Simpkins was bullied, according to a woman who described herself as Simpkins’ mother. But, while law enforcement searched Simpkins’ grandmother’s home in Arlington on Wednesday afternoon, she declined to comment.
Carol Harrison Lafayette, who claimed to be a family member representing for the family, revealed at the house later that Simpkins had been robbed before the attack.
“He was robbed,” she said. “It was recorded. It happened not just once, it happened twice. He was scared, he was afraid.”
“There is no justification of anybody … being hurt,” she said, adding, “We have to take a look at the fact that bullying is real. And it takes us all. And I do apologize. We ask as a family for forgiveness of any type of hurt.”
Why the gunman Timothy George Simpkins used gun in the school?
Before the shots were discharged, Mr Simpkins and another pupil were said to be fighting. The weapon used in the shooting, a 0.45 calibre handgun, was found from England Parkway in Grand Prairie, according to Mr Kolbye.
What happened after the shooting over in the school?
Simpkins’ home was raided by Arlington SWAT officers hours after police allege he shot multiple people at the high school.According to authorities, one individual was in critical condition, another was in good health, and a third was treated for minor abrasions and was set to leave the hospital Wednesday afternoon. A fourth individual was injured, but did not require hospitalization. Three of the four people hurt were students, according to police.About 1,900 students in grades 9 through 12 attend Timberview. The huge complex first opened its doors in 2004.
Parents gathered at the Mansfield Independent School District Center for the Performing Arts, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the high school, to be reunited with their children, who had been bused over, when word of the shooting spread. Justin Rockhold, whose ninth-grade son texted him to say he was fine, was one of them.
A pregnant instructor was hurt when she fell. She’s fine. Two Mansfield ISD officers were already on campus, and they were able to respond quickly. The school was cleared, and students and their parents were reunited in the Mansfield Performing Arts Center. On Thursday, there will be no school for students. There will be counselors accessible.