Who are Timberview High School shooting victims? Suspect, 18, shot teacher, 2 others

18-year-old suspect Timothy George Simpkins went on a rampage with his .45 caliber handgun with which he three people


                            Who are Timberview High School shooting victims? Suspect, 18, shot teacher, 2 others
A shooting incident happened at Timberview School in Arlington on October 6 where suspect Timothy Simpkins injured two victims critically, and one suffered minor abrasion (Google Maps/Arlington Police)
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS: A classroom fight at Timberview High School led to one of the involved parties pulling out a handgun and going on a rampage within the premises wherein one of his victims escaped death by a hair's breadth. 18-year-old student Timothy Simpkins was arrested by the police hours after they launched a manhunt for him, warning  people  through social media that he could be "armed and dangerous." A couple of hours later, his attorney drove him to the police station and his bail amount was set to $75,000.

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School shootings, unfortunately, aren't a rarity in the country and Texas itself saw an alarming number of incidents this year. The shooting YES Prep Southwest Secondary school on October 1 where a former student shot a current student in the back following which they had to undergo surgery is a glaring example of the same. In another incident, two students of Annapolis High School were sent to the hospital on September 29 after several fights broke out and knives were drawn. A sixth-grader at Rigby Middle School in Idaho went on a shooting spree where she injured three before being arrested. 

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Who are the victims of the Timberview School shooting?

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. 

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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. 

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