A classroom brawl at Timberview High School resulted in one of the participants taking out a pistol and going on a rampage within the school, with one of his victims narrowly escaping death. Timothy Simpkins, an 18-year-old student, was captured by police hours after they started a manhunt for him and warned others on social media that he may be “armed and dangerous.” His attorney brought him to the police station a few hours later, and his bail was set at $75,000.
Unfortunately, school shootings are not uncommon in the United States, and Texas has had an alarming number of them this year. A recent example of this is the shooting at YES Prep Southwest Secondary School on October 1, in which a former student shot a current student in the back, forcing them to need surgery. On September 29, two Annapolis High School students were sent to the hospital after multiple fights broke out and knives were pulled. A sixth-grader at Idaho’s Rigby Middle School went on a shooting spree, injuring three people before being apprehended.
Who were the Timberview School shooting victims?
Following a classroom altercation, suspect Timothy Simpkins pulled out his.45 caliber pistol and went on a spree, injuring three people. A young child was sent to Medical City Hospital with a minor abrasion and was expected to be released soon. The other two victims, a 15-year-old student and a 25-year-old English instructor, were both shot. According to a source, the student is still in serious condition and had to undergo surgery. The firearm was discovered two miles from the school on England Parkway in Grand Prairie.
After Simpkins reportedly shot him, Calvin Pettitt, an English teacher at the school, escaped death. As a result of the injuries, he suffered a couple of fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. The bullet just missed Pettitt’s aorta, according to his sister Grace Rinearson, who described the incident as “one of the worst mornings of my life.” Following the event, the school’s 1,700 kids were all evacuated. Simpkins is being held at Ott Cribbs in Arlington on three charges of aggravated assault with a firearm.