At Least 4 Injured in Arlington Texas High School Shooting

Police have identified a suspect involved in the shooting as Timothy George Simpkins, an 18-year-old who is currently at large.

He is driving a silver, 2018 Dodge Charger with a license plate PFY6260.

Arlington Police Assistant Chief Kevin Kolbye said that the shooting “is not a random act of violence.”

“This is not somebody attacking our schools. This is a student, we believe right now, preliminary, that it was a student that got into a fight and drew a weapon,” he added.

Asked if he knew how the shooter was able to get the weapon inside the school, Kolbye said, “I do not.”

He did not know if there are metal detectors inside the school.


Police said that they believe the suspect in today’s shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, is not on the premises at this time.

A 911 caller gave police the name of the suspect, Timothy George Simpkins, when calling to report the shooting, according to Arlington Police Department Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye. He said numerous calls came in to report the shooting.

Two police officers from the Mansfield Independent School District were in the school and rendered aid immediately after the shooting, Kolbye said. It’s unclear how the gun made it into the school.

Kolbye said he believed three of those injured during today’s incident were students and one was a person who may be a teacher, but he could not confirm those details during a news conference. He did say a pregnant woman fell during the shooting and was treated at the scene but was not transported to the hospital.

Police are asking for anyone with video of today’s incident to contact police to share the information they have.

 

 

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