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Suspected Texas school shooter makes bail after injuring four people

15:27, 09 October 2021
Suspected Texas school shooter makes bail after injuring four people Photo: Gloval Look Press/ZUMAPRESS.com/Ian Witlen/Rmv

18-year-old student George Simpkins, who opened fire on Wednesday in the Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, has been released on bail of $75,000. 

Simpkins was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has been granted home detention under GPS surveillance. In addition, he was forbidden to have firearms and banned from communication with people who were injured during the shootout.

Simpkins is facing 20 years in prison if the justice finds him guilty.

Simpkins' family has reported that George had been bullied for a long time for his wealthy family, fancy clothes, and car, thus the teenager bought a gun to protect himself. 

At least four people were wounded following a shooting at Texas school on Wednesday

It’s been reported that Simpkins got into a fight with another student when he took out the gun and opened fire. The police said that the 15-year-old schoolboy’s condition was critical.

A 25-year-old English teacher who attempted to break up the fight was shot in the back, according to police and his family.

The conditions of other victims were reported stable and they refused to be hospitalized. 

"This is not a random act of violence. This is not somebody attacking our schools. This was a student who got into a fight and drew a weapon," Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said in a statement.

Simpkins immediately turned himself in after being confronted by officers.