Timothy Simpkins: Teen who was bailed day after shooting up school, is REARRESTED
ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Timothy Simpkins, a Texas teen who was released on bond after being arrested for shooting three people at his high school, has been rearrested. Simpkins, 18, was arrested last week following a court-ordered urinalysis returning a positive result for an 'illicit substance'. However, what sort of 'illicit substance' was found has not been specified.
Simpkins was prohibited from using drugs and alcohol under the terms of his $25,000 bond. The teen has been arrested just 10 days after he sought to modify the term of his bond so he could go to church on Sundays. A judge is yet to rule on the request.
Back in October, Simpkins was arrested for the crime and then released on a $75,000 bond. Multiple injuries were reported after gunfire erupted at Timberview High School on the morning of October 6. The campus was put on lockdown, all students and staff were locked in their classrooms and offices and no visitors were allowed on campus after three people were reportedly shot in the said incident. The shooting occurred at around 9.30 am. The three victims were rushed to the hospital, reports cited.
The Arlington Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other neighboring law enforcement agencies cleared the school premises following the incident and parents were directed to a reunification center at the Center for Performing Arts to meet up with their children. A fight in the classroom of Timberview High School led to gunfire injuries to four people including one teacher. Arlington PD launched a manhunt for the suspect, Timothy Simpkins, 18, and arrested him shortly after the incident. Simpkins alleged that 'he brought a handgun for protection after being targeted by bullies for wearing nice clothes and driving a nice car'.
Three people were injured after suspect Timothy Simpkins drew out his .45 caliber handgun and decided to go on a rampage following a classroom brawl. A girl suffered a minor abrasion and was expected to be released from Medical City hospital soon. However, the other two - a 15-year old student and a 25-year-old English teacher - suffered gunshot wounds. The student continues to remain in critical condition and had to undergo surgery, according to a report. The weapon was recovered along England Parkway in Grand Prairie, two miles away from the school.
Calvin Pettitt, an English teacher at the school managed to escape death after Simpkins allegedly shot him. He suffered a couple of broken ribs and a collapsed lung due to the injuries. His sister Grace Rinearson said the bullet narrowly missed Pettitt's aorta, describing the shooting as "one of the scariest mornings of my life." All 1,700 students of the school were evacuated after the incident. Simpkins was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a gun and currently remains at Ott Cribbs in Arlington.