Accused School Shooter Released On Bond While Victims Recover In Hospital

Not even two days after reportedly pulling a gun and shooting three people at an Arlington, Texas high school, Timothy Simpkins posted bond Thursday. He then partied it up at his home. As for his victims? Two remained in the hospital, one in critical condition.

How is it that in Texas, of all places, an accused would-be mass murderer gets to stroll out of jail with a feces-eating grin on his face a day later and then party like rock star back at home?

For some perspective, Kyle Rittenhouse, after defending himself from attackers, remained in jail for weeks until he was able to post a $2 million bond thanks to contributions from some sympathetic benefactors.

The UK Daily Mail has the disgusting story:

The teenage gunman who opened fire in an Arlington, Texas, school on Wednesday celebrated at home after being released on a $75,000 bond while his victims, a 15-year-old boy and a 25-year-old teacher, remained in the hospital, one of them clinging to life.

Timothy George Simpkins was being held on a $75,000 bond on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but the 18-year-old walked out of Tarrant County Jail on Thursday afternoon. A bondsman met the bail terms on Thursday, posting at least some of the full amount, and he walked free.

On Wednesday, he pulled a gun from his backpack and shot a 15-year-old boy ‘seven or eight times’, shot teacher Calvin Pettitt in the back and grazed a teenage girl before going on the run from Timberview High School. He was angry about a fight that had just happened where the 15-year-old boy repeatedly punched him. 

While some have claimed that Mr. Simpkins acted in self-defense, not everyone agrees.


We’ll have to wait for additional evidence and a trial of this young man for his actions. However, he is still posting videos on his YouTube channel, including this one.


By John Boch via TTAG and republished with permission.

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