Arlington police said there was a fight between students on the second floor of the school when one of the students pulled out a gun.
- Timothy George Simpkins was taken into custody and posted bail
- He was being bullied
- 3 injured went to the hospital, 1 refused treatment
Arlington, TX | That student has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins who has been taken into police custody after a manhunt across North Texas. Investigators said Simpkins arrived at the Arlington Police Department with his attorney and was handcuffed in the parking lot. Simpkins has been booked into the Arlington City Jail on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond has been set at $75,000.
“We know that this is a tragedy, a traumatic incident for these high school kids. So, we have a tremendous amount of FBI, Arlington victim services that will hopefully talk to them and help them through this tragic incident,” Assistant chief Kolbye said.
Arlington police also announced that a .45 caliber handgun was recovered in the streets of Grand Prairie. An ATF spokesperson confirmed Wednesday afternoon, the recovered firearm is in the process of being traced. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, there is no confirmation of the recovered firearm being the same one used in the shooting. ATF is awaiting ballistic testing information. A total of four people were hurt, including two students and two adults. A teen female suffered small abrasion. She is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon in good condition A 15-year-old male who is in critical condition and has been in surgery A 25-year-old male in good condition An adult female, pregnant, treated and released at the scene