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18 Year-Old High School Student Charged for Viral School Shooting at Mansfield Timberview

Tarrant County - The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday charged 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his role in the viral Mansfield Timberview school shooting.

The shooting, which occurred on October 6, left three injured, with two of them being hospitalized. 15 year-old student Zacchaeus Selby, who was involved in the initial altercation with Simpkins, was shot four times and left in critical condition. Selby had multiple surgeries for his injuries.

25 year-old teacher Calvin Petitt was also hospitalized for injuries from bullet wounds. Both have since been released from the hospital and are recovering.

Exterior of Mansfield Timberview High School
Photo via Mansfield ISD

Simpkins was arrested on suspicion of that crime in the hours after the shooting and subsequently released on bond the next day.

According to police, investigations revealed that the fight was motivated by Simpkins’ involvement in “high-risk activity.” Police have not described what that activity entails.

As of now, there have been no reports about any potential court dates.


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