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Timberview High School Shooting – Suspect in Custody

A shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas has left 3 people injured, two of whom are students, one an older adult. The suspect, identified as 18 year old Timothy George Simpkins, fled the scene and was arrested later. Arlington is in the vicinity of the Dallas-Forth Worth area. Police from several agencies searched for the suspect, as the school went into lockdown at around 9:30 a.m.. Police tweeted sometime later that he was taken into custody without incident.

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9:30 a.m., Reports of Active Shooter

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. Arlington Police, TX

Police responded to reports of an active shooter at Timberview High School at around 9:30 this morning.

A fight broke out at Timberview High School between the suspect and another student. When a teacher confronted him, he pulled a gun and opened fire, striking the teacher and another student. A third person had minor abrasions and will be released from the hospital.

Police went to the alleged shooter’s house shortly after the shooting, and stayed there to see if he would return.

Suspect Arrested

The suspect has been taken into custody. He will be charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

All students have been safely evacuated from the school and taken to the reunification center.

One of the victims is recovering at the hospital and listed in critical condition. The second victim is listed in good condition. The third victim was treated for minor abrasions and was scheduled to be released this afternoon.

We’d again like to thank our partner agencies for helping bring this incident to a swift and decisive end. And we continue to ask the public to join us in praying for the victims and Timberview High School community.

Arlington Police Department Tx on Facebook

Criminals don’t obey laws

Simpkins allegedly had a gun that he kept in his car, which is illegal for an 18 year old in this part of the country. Under Texas law, only those 21 or over are allowed to carry a gun without a permit, and especially not on school property.

Under Texas law, it is illegal for the shooter to have or purchase the gun used in the shooting at Timberview High School, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at an unrelated press conference Wednesday. Ross added that the suspect was illegally in possession of a firearm on school premises. 

Fox

If the fight is any indication, Simpkins needed anger management intervention prior to the incident. All the laws in the world will not stop people from a propensity to harm others, especially if they become angry. That also doesn’t stop all the anti-gunners from blaming the gun.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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