Shooting at a school in Texas, several injured

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A shooting occurred at Timberview High School, in Texas, Wednesday morning. Police searched for hours to find the suspect. The ATF Dallas Field Division, Mansfield PD, Grand Prairie PD, and Mansfield ISD police performed a ‘methodical search’ of the campus.The 18-year-old suspect Timothy George Simpkins, who fled driving a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger, a student a the school, has been taken into custody without incident and charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Assault with a gun. He opened fire in a classroom after getting into a fight with another student. There are 4 victims from the incident. Three people were transported to a local hospital, Medical City Arlington. A 15-year-old victim was in critical condition, a 25-year-old male employee at school was in good condition and a slightly injured female teen was treated before being released. A .45-caliber gun was recovered along England Parkway in Grand Prairie, about 2 miles from the high school.

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The school was immediately placed on lockdown, and students and staff were locked in their classrooms/offices. Many schools were on lockout as a result of the shooting. Victim services has been called in to help the students.Students were ‘safely’ escorted to buses. Timberview serves about 1,900 students in the ninth through 12th grades. As a precaution, police say they have increased security at all schools in the Arlington ISD. Under Texas law, it is illegal for the shooter to have or purchase the gun.