The Arlington school shooter has been arrested and released from jail after opening fire in a classroom, injuring four people. He was bonded out at just $75,000 just a day later.
On Wednesday morning at Timberview High School around 9:15 a.m 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins shot and wounded four people. The shooting rampage left 3 students and 1 adult injured.
After the shooting Simpkins fled the scene in a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger before turning himself in to police.
The Arlington school shooter was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Simpkins appeared before a judge on Thursday and bonded out at $75,000.
According to WFAA:
Simpkins was released on bond from Tarrant County Jail on Thursday morning, which was set at $75,000.
The bond included several conditions: drug and alcohol testing, GPS monitoring and 24-hour home confinement, according to orders from Tarrant County Magistrate Judge Brooke Panuthos.
An arrest affidavit released Thursday morning reveals more details about the moments leading up to the shooting, including witness accounts describing to police an alleged fight between the witness and the suspected shooter.
Of the four victims, two remained in the hospital Thursday morning; one is a 15-year-old in critical condition and the other is a 25-year-old listed in good condition, police said. The other two were not in the hospital.
So this boy walks into a classroom in the morning and starts shooting people and he’s only charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon?
His family came out and excused away his actions saying he was bullied and this was simply to “protect” himself.
“The decision he made, taking the gun, we are not justifying that. That was not right. But he was trying to protect himself. We hope the police department does the investigation properly,” Carol Harrison Lafayette, a family member, said, according to KDFW-TV.
The criminal’s family claims that there are documented reports of bullying between Simpkins and other students. Neither the police nor the Mansfield Independent School District has confirmed that any such reports even exist.
“He was robbed,” Lafayette said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “It was recorded. It happened not just once, it happened twice. He was scared, he was afraid.
“There is no justification of anybody … being hurt,” she continued. “[But] we have to take a look at the fact that bullying is real. And it takes us all. And I do apologize. We ask as a family for the forgiveness of any type of hurt.”
They expect everyone to just shrug their shoulders and blame the true victims. The people that this criminal shot while they were trying to learn.
How many other school shooters were released a day after opening fire in a classroom on a measly $75,000 bond? How many others were able to use the excuse of “I was bullied” and everyone patted them on the back saying oh that’s okay?
Why isn’t this criminal being held accountable for his actions and gets to go home while two of his victims are still in the hospital due to the injuries they sustained when he opened fire into their classroom?
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