Alleged Timberview High School Timothy Simpkins is Strangely Released on Bond While the Victims Are Still in the Hospital

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — Alleged Timberview High School shooter Timothy George Simpkins was released from the Tarrant County Jail after posting bond.

The shooting occurred Wednesday, October 6.

Simpkins emerged from the building wearing a blue shirt and cap and quickly left the area.

Earlier, county records showed Simpkins was transferred from the Arlington Jail to the Tarrant County Jail. His bond was set at $75,000. He faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say the 18-year-old is the person who opened fire in a classroom on the 2nd floor of Timberview High School, after getting into a fight with another student. Police allege Simpkins brought a weapon to school and at some point, during or after that fight, got the 45-caliber handgun and started shooting.

He’s accused of firing that gun, then fleeing the scene. The school was put on lockdown and police searched for him for hours before he eventually went to a local police station, along with his lawyer, and turned himself in.

Investigators believe the gun used in the crime was the one found about two miles from the school — along a street in Grand Prairie.

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Source: CBS DFW