Timberview high school shooting suspect charged

Timberview HS shooting suspect charged.
Timberview HS shooting suspect charged. Photo credit GettyImages

Prosecutors in Tarrant County have charged 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Simpkins is accused of opening fire at Timberview High School in the Mansfield ISD on October 6th. Two students and one teacher were injured.

Police say Simpkins had been in a fight with a 15-year-old student at the school and shot him, along with a teacher. Another student was grazed by a bullet.

Simpkins' attorney has said he was the victim of bullying, but Arlington Police say they have not found any evidence of that.

The charges in the case are a felony and carry a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison.

A court hearing in the case has been set for next month.

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