UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Friday, October 8, 2021
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.
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“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.