At approximately 9:15 am the Arlington Police Department got several calls about a shooting inside the Timberview High School on the second floor. The school was locked down.
The assistant Arlington, TX Police Chief Kolbye addressed the nation about the current status of the shooter and the students inside the Arlington-area Timberview High School.
According to the assistant police chief, there was a fight before the shooting incident took place in a classroom. 4 individuals were shot. 3 of the individuals were taken to the hospital and the other one refused treatment. The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins, a black male who is driving a 2018 silver Dodge Charger with license plate#PFY 6260.
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. pic.twitter.com/npaNVBDXRp
— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) October 6, 2021
The assistant police chief explained that they have multiple agencies looking for the individual and the students will be processed and transported to a bus in an orderly controlled fashion.
BREAKING: Latest in shooting at Arlington-area high school in Texas. https://t.co/l1Dh2Y0kQA
• 4 injured (3 hospitalized, 1 minor injury), police say
• Police believe student "got into a fight and drew a weapon"
• Search for suspect ongoing pic.twitter.com/IM7eaQP5zI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 6, 2021
Here is the video that was allegedly taken before the shooting. It is not clear if the person who shot the 4 individuals is the aggressor or the person who is being attacked.
Arrest his parents for raising a violent nutcase https://t.co/jEHJm6hYQo
— Cassandra — Peta Kills Animals (@CassandraRules) October 6, 2021
Here is an updated list of the ages and sexes of the shooting victims:
We just got an update from Tim Ciesco with Arlington PD on the Timberview HS shooting injuries:
-A 25 y/o male in good condition
-A teenage girl who is in good condition, will be discharged soon
-A 15 y/o male in critical condition
-A 4th victim who has already been treated pic.twitter.com/pdCzqR90A0
— Kelli Smith (@KelliSmithNews) October 6, 2021
The video below shows frightened kids in a parking lot outside of the school following the shooting:
BREAKING: Texas police are investigating an active shooter situation at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, the school district confirmed to CBS News. The school is on lockdown and the investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/xWqh1nhEzV
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 6, 2021
Instead of talking about the 4 shooting victims, woke individuals on Twitter are demanding that the shooter isn’t shot by police. This Twitter demands that the 18-yr-old student “deserves to survive his arrest & be treated the sane at Dylan Roof. If not better!” He reminds everyone that even though this kid shot 4 people, “He is a child.”
This child deserves to survive his arrest. & be treated the same as Dylan Roof. If not better! On GOD!
He is a child yes I understand he’s 18. & I reiterate. HE IS A CHILD https://t.co/kgu9wfvYXD
— ^*K*^I*^N*^G*^ 👑 (@Krown_Dreamz) October 6, 2021