The teenager who shot four people in an Arlington, Texas high school on Wednesday was released on $75,000 bond after turning himself in.
Timothy George Simpkins, 18, walked free from jail after he turned himself accompanied by his attorney on Wednesday evening.
The teenager posted bond hours after he shot up a classroom at Timberview High School on Oct. 6.
Family members say Simpkins was constantly “bullied” because he “was rich” and “had nice things.”
Cell phone video taken by another student shows a boy who looks like Simpkins covering his head with his hands while a 15-year-old boy punched him repeatedly.
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After the fight, Simpkins reportedly retrieved a black Glock handgun from his backpack and shot the 15-year-old, who is still hospitalized.
An Instagram photo shows Simpkins sitting in his silver Dodge Charger with a black handgun visible in the driver’s side door pocket.
Simpkins also allegedly shot 25-year-old Calvin Pettitt, a male teacher who broke up the fight. Pettitt was shot in the back. A female student who was grazed by a bullet was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
It isn’t clear why Simpkins was in the same class as a 15-year-old.
Simpkins’ family claims he was bullied by other students because he has nice things. They claim he lashed out in self-defense.
His family described Simpkins as a ‘loveable’ kid who was only trying to defend himself.