Student in custody after armed cops surround home for ‘shooting 4 people’

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Police say at least four people were shot and a gun was pulled at a Texas high school after a fight between students.

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Arlington police arrested 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins in connection with the shooting Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday morning.

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Police respond to an active shooter situation Wednesday morning at Timberview High School in Arlington, TexasCredits: NBCDFW
Arlington Police Department names 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins as alleged shooter

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Arlington Police Department names 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins as alleged shootercredit: Arlington PD
English teacher Calvin Petit is also reported to have been among the four injured on Wednesday.

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English teacher Calvin Petit is also reported to have been among the four injured on Wednesday.credit: facebook

Police say Simpkin turned himself in to the Grand Prairie Police Department and will be charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

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Simpkin reportedly pleaded because his lawyer had taken him to police headquarters to turn himself in.

The 18-year-old was reportedly held on $75,000 bail; Meanwhile, a SWAT team is sent to Harris Ridge Dr.

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The Arlington Police Department said the shooting resulted in a fight and that a total of four people were injured.

Three of the victims were students, and the fourth is believed to be 25-year-old English teacher Calvin Petit.

Petit’s sister, Grace Reinerson, said a bullet narrowly escaped from his aorta, breaking his ribs and causing a collapsed lung.

Investigators “believe” that two of the wounded were victims of gunshot wounds.

A total of three people were taken to hospital, while the fourth suffered only minor injuries and refused medical care, police said.

One of the victims is currently being operated on at the district hospital.

According to the police, the condition of a 25-year-old male is fine, a teenage girl is also in good condition and will be discharged from the hospital today and the condition of a 15-year-old male is critical.

Meanwhile, the Arlington Police Department said they “duly searched” the premises after the shooting.

“We currently have multiple agencies, including the US Marshal’s Task Force, looking for this person,” Assistant Police Chief Kevin Colby said.

“Again, this is a collaborative effort between state, local and federal agencies to bring this person to justice.”

He added: “This is not a random act of violence. This is not someone attacking our school.

“It’s a student, we just assume, preliminary, that it was a student who got into a fight and drew a weapon.”

Grand Prairie Police Chief Daniel Sesenya said a pistol had been recovered in Grand Prairie and was being sent to the ATF to determine if it was the weapon used in the shooting.

Csenia added: “We believe it could be the weapon.”

A man claiming to be a teacher in a high school shared a Facebook Post showing your classroom door with chairs and a desk.

An unidentified man claiming to be a teacher at Timberview High School shared a Facebook photo showing the door of his classroom barricading

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An unidentified man claiming to be a teacher at Timberview High School shared a Facebook photo showing the door of his classroom barricadingcredit: facebook
Students were safely evacuated from the facility

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Students were safely evacuated from the facility

The alleged teacher said that “the shots were fired right in the middle of my discussion of the Battle of Yorktown. The shots were fired from our classroom just down the hall. The door to our classroom is barricaded.”

The identity and status of the person have not been confirmed.

In a press release, the Mansfield Independent School District confirmed the shooting, saying: “Mansfield ISD Police, Arlington Police and other neighboring law enforcement agencies are investigating an active shooter situation at Timberview High School.”

Texas Senator ted cruz Addressing the shooting at a news conference, he said, “There are too many of these in schools. We hope that all students, or individuals, who may be injured, will come and survive.”

The feature was made completely clear by the authorities after 11 a.m. local time.

Parents will be able to pick up their children at the Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1110 W. Debbie.

Police say that around 1,700 students were present in the school when the firing took place.

Timberview High School is located near Dallas and Fort Worth.

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