Another school shooting has taken place, this time in Arlington, TX. Police have released information about the shooter who is currently at large. Four people were wounded on campus in the shooting. Here’s what we know so far.
Four people were wounded in the shooting at Timberview High School. Three of them were students, and one was an adult – although it’s unclear whether that adult is a teacher or another on-campus adult. Three of those victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. One of those was a 15-year-old, although there’s not much information about the extent of their injuries. The final shooting victim appears to be doing well and did not require hospitalization.
The shooter is 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins. Simpkins is currently at large in the area and is considered armed and dangerous. A neighborhood directly South from the high school is currently swarming with police presence. Plain clothes police are heavily armed at the intersection of Harris Ridge and Collins, and it has been confirmed that the barricade they are staging in the area is related to the school shooting, but it’s unclear exactly how they’re related. Police have their weapons drawn and the US Marshalls are on scene.
What Happens Next?
Police have confirmed that there is no active ongoing threat at the school, and students are being transported via bus to another location to meet up with their terrified parents.
NBC News reports, “Several law enforcement agencies, including Arlington and Mansfield police, responded to the school. The Dallas Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is also on scene.” The ATF chief on site revealed at a live press conference that he has a child who attends the school, and his wife is a teacher there, making it a deeply personal and terrifying day.
There are metal detectors on campus and it is unclear how the weapon was brought onto school grounds. Police are investigating even as they hunt for the suspect.