Who is Timothy Simpkins? 18-year-old shoots 3 at Texas high school, at large
ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Multiple injuries were reported after gunfire erupted at Timberview High School Wednesday, October 6 morning. 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. No fatalities have been reported so far.
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. In a spate of school shootings recently, we have reported how several fights broke out at Annapolis High School early Wednesday, September 29 morning resulting in stabbings that sent two students to the hospital. A 15-year-old student was taken into custody after he allegedly shot another student following a fight last month, at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Police didn't provide details regarding the nature and injuries of the victims. No identification was immediately available.
Who is Timothy George Simpkins?
The Arlington Police Department is looking for a Timothy George Simpkins, 18, in connection with the shooting. Police have reason to believe that there was a fight between students on the second floor of the school when one of the students, who is now identified as Timothy George Simpkins pulled out a gun. Simpkins is reported to be driving a 2018 silver Dodge Charger with license plate PFY-6260.
Police have urged people to immediately contact authorities and report the whereabouts of the suspect if seen. "We are looking for a shooting suspect in today’s incident at @mansfieldisd Timberview School. Please call 911 if you know the whereabouts of 18-year old Timothy George Simpkins who may be driving a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger with license plate PFY-6260, " a statement by the Arlington PD said. Timberview High School is a part of the Mansfield Independent School District.
We are looking for a shooting suspect in today’s incident at @mansfieldisd Timberview School. Please call 911 if you know the whereabouts of 18-year old Timothy George Simpkins who may be driving a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger with license plate PFY-6260. pic.twitter.com/npaNVBDXRp— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) October 6, 2021