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18 Year-Old in Custody for School Shooting in Arlington, Texas, 4 Injured, 1 in Critical Condition

Arlington, Texas - Arlington Police Department responded to reports of shots fired after an altercation between two students occurred inside Mansfield Timberview High School on Wednesday morning, October 6, 2021.

The incident occurred in a classroom on the second floor of the school. Investigators believe a physical fight broke out just prior to the shooting.

With the assistance of Mansfield ISD staff, the Mansfield ISD Police Department, Mansfield Police Department, and Grand Prairie Police Department, the school was immediately placed on lockdown and secured.

Officers determined the suspected shooter left the campus following the shooting and there was no longer an active threat inside the building.

A total of four people were injured during the incident. One adult was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. Three others were transported to a local hospital:

  • A 15-year-old male with gunshot wounds, who is currently listed in critical condition

  • A 25-year-old male with gunshot wounds, who is currently listed in good condition

  • A teenage female who had abrasions and has since been treated and released from the hospital

With the help of nearby witnesses, officers were able to identify the suspect as 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins. While an area-wide was taking place, Mr. Simpkins came to the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center around 1:15 p.m. with an attorney and turned himself in without incident.

He has since been booked into the Arlington City Jail on three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bond has been set at $75,000.

Once security sweeps of the school were complete, all remaining students at Timberview High School were safely evacuated and bussed to an off-site reunification center where they were released to their families.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.


Arlington Police Department

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