Police arrest student suspect who fired weapon and injured four at Mansfield Timberview HS; 1 critical

Timothy Simpkins
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MANSFIELD (1080 KRLD)- Police have found and apprehended the student who fired a weapon injuring four people at Timberview HS Wednesday morning.

18 year-old Timothy George Simpkins, left the scene in a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger and after two hours on the run was arrested without incident and now charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault with a weapon.

"The good news is our suspect is in custody," says Arlington Police Assistant Chief Kevin Kolbye. "Detectives are talking to him at this point in time."

Police say they began getting phone calls at 9:15 am regarding a shooting coming from the second floor of the high school. Police confirmed there were four victims. Three of them taken to the hospital.

One male student had emergency surgery. He survived and is in critical condition. An adult who may have been a teacher was also injured and will also spend the night at the hospital. The third person taken to the hospital was a girl who was grazed and is being released today. The fourth victim had some minor injury at the school and was not taken to hospital.

"We need to make sure we pray for them and also pray for their families," Kolbye says.

Police believe this was not a random act of violence and say that there was a