18-Year-Old Texas School Shooting Suspect In Custody, 4 Injured

Four people were injured in a shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The suspect, an 18-year-old student, fled the scene and is now in custody, authorities said.

Two of the victims suffered gunshot wounds, police said. Three of the four victims were hospitalized.

Three victims were students and one was an older person who may have been a teacher, police said.

Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins.

18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins

Police said this was not a random act of violence and that the suspect allegedly got into a fight before drawing the weapon.

A teacher said he heard the shooting and barricaded in a classroom with his students.

The “all clear” was given at the school following a lockdown. Students are being escorted to another building to be reunited with their families, the Mansfield Independent School District said.

ATF officials are at the scene and we will update this story as details are released.

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