A Fight Turned Fatal

Timberview High School Shooting Causes Chaos

A Fight Turned Fatal

On Oct. 6 at 9:15 am, Timberview High School in Arlington, TX went into lockdown and faced a several hour nightmare.

Earlier that Wednesday morning, Timberview student Timothy Simpskins had gotten into a fight with one of his fellow students. Speculations say that he was extremely upset and had left the building and was going to his car. He returned with a .45 caliber handgun and proceeded to fire the weapon at students and staff. Four people were injured during the incident and Simpskins was apprehended and put into jail.

“I didn’t get the news when it was occurring but I got the news after it happened cause I was in the library when it was occurring seeing it with the librarian and a few others,” Evan Trevino (12) said.

Simpkins was later released from jail on Oct. 11 and was held on bond. The victims are still recovering from the incident and a 15-year-old was left in critical condition.. The other victims were a teenage girl, a 25-year-old man, and a pregnant teacher. Their identities have not been made public at this time.

“I think schools should have metal detectors or more security to make sure a gun can’t make it into a school,” Haven Moore (11) said.

There was plenty of anger coming from many people when the suspect was released from custody. While this was a school shooting, the community showed relief that there were no fatalities.

“The decision he made, taking the gun, we are not justifying that. That was not right,” said Arlington resident Carol Harrison Lafayette. “But he was trying to protect himself. We hope the police department does the investigation properly.”