Teen school shooting suspect released on $75K bond, 1 victim in coma

An Arlington, Texas, police vehicle sits outside the Mansfield ISD Center For The Performing Arts Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Mansfield, Texas, where families were being reunited with their children following a school shooting at Timberview High School in nearby Arlington. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

An Arlington, Texas, police vehicle sits outside the Mansfield ISD Center For The Performing Arts Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Mansfield, Texas, where families were being reunited with their children following a school shooting at Timberview High School in nearby Arlington. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Timothy Simpkins, 18, was apprehended by police following a school shooting in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday. He has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect has since been released on a $75,000 bond.

Authorities on Thursday said Simpkins would report to home confinement, as well as follow several more conditions to his release. Simpkins claimed self defense after family members said he brought a handgun to Timberview High School to protect himself. In addition, they maintain he was often a target of bullying and was robbed twice on campus.

This undated photo provided by the Arlington Police Department in Arlington, Texas shows Timothy George Simpkins. Police are searching for Simpkins, who is the suspected shooter at a Dallas-area high school, leaving four people injured before fleeing, authorities said Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. (Arlington Police Department via AP)

Suspect: Timothy George Simpkins. (Arlington Police Department via AP)

“This incident, as tragic as it is, we take very serious in law enforcement. We do have a suspect who is identified. What we believe happened, preliminary, is that there was a fight between a student and another individual in a class and a gun was used, and there are four victims,” said Asst. Police Chief Kevin Kolbye.

Meanwhile, two of the four victims remain in the hospital, with a 15-year-old student in an induced coma as of Friday.

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