At least 4 injured in Arlington, Texas, school shooting, say police


A shooting at a high school in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday left four people injured, three of them taken to hospital, authorities said.

Arlington Police Department Deputy Chief Kevin Kolbye said police were called to Timberview High School around 9:15 a.m. local time after reports of a shooting on the second floor of the building after a fight.

Three of the people who were injured were taken to hospital, he said. The fourth had minor injuries and refused treatment. Three of the people were students and one was an elderly person, he said, adding that he believed two of the victims had gunshot wounds.

He said there had been more than two or three shots. The police were in search of Timothy George Simpkins, an 18-year-old student from Timberview, who fled the scene in a Dodge Charger, said Chief Kolbye. The chief had no information on the type of weapon used or how it had been brought into the building.

The Mansfield Independent School District said the school was “closed as the situation unfolded” but “everything is clear” has since been given “.

“The family reunification process at Timberview High School and Early College High School has been solidified,” the district said in a statement.

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