Texas School Shooting Suspect Family Blames Bullying

Shooting At Timberview High School In Arlington, Texas

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The family of a Texas teen accused in a high school shooting claims he was bullied. They believe Timothy Simpkins was picked on and robbed because he had better clothes and a nicer car. Still, they admit it was wrong of him to pull a gun and start shooting. Police say the 18-year-old hurt four people after an argument in a classroom and will be charged with aggravated assault. Two of the victims remain in the hospital.

Simpkins is being held in jail on a 75-thousand-dollar bond. The suspect, 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins, turned himself in on Wednesday afternoon and is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Grand Prairie police say the .45 caliber handgun Simpkins reportedly used was found in the street several miles from the campus. All classes, athletic events, and after-school activities at Timberview High School are canceled for today.

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