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Suspect in Custody After Texas School Shooting

Timothy Simpkins faces aggravated assault charges after Arlington shooting
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2021 11:22 AM CDT
Updated Oct 6, 2021 1:55 PM CDT
Cops: Multiple People Hurt in Texas High School Shooting
Police say they responded to a shooting call at the school around 9am.   (Getty Images/carlballou)

(Newser) Update: Timothy George Simpkins, the 18-year-old suspect accused of opening fire at a Texas high school Wednesday morning, is now in custody. "The suspect has been taken into custody without incident and charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Assault with a gun," the Arlington Police Department tweeted. ABC reports that the three people hospitalized after the Arlington shooting are a 15-year-old boy in critical condition, a teenage girl in good condition, and a 25-year-old man in good condition. Our story from earlier today follows:

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Police in Arlington, Texas, say four people were wounded in a high school shooting spun out of a fight Wednesday morning. NBC-DFW reports that police say 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins pulled out a gun and started shooting during the fight at Timberview High School. He is still at large and police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolby says two people were shot and two others had unspecified injuries, reports the AP. Kolbe says three people were hospitalized and a fourth refused treatment.

After the shooting, parents of students at Timberview High School were told that students and staff had been locked in classrooms and offices while police investigated an active shooter situation. The Arlington Police Department tweeted that officers were carrying out a "methodical search," working closely with the ATF and other law enforcement agencies. Students were escorted from the building after an all-clear was given, ABC reports. (Read more school shooting stories.)

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