Classes Resume At Texas School After Shooting That Wounded 2

A Mansfield ISD school bus leaves the Center For The Performing Arts in Mansfield, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, after dropping off school children from Timberview High School following a school shooting at Timberview. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(AP) — Classes have resumed at a Texas high school for the first time since a classroom shooting that wounded a teacher and student.

The shooting happened Oct. 6 at Timberview High School in Arlington. Police say 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins opened fire in a classroom after a fight with another student. Simpkins was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His family says he had been repeatedly bullied at school. Wounded teacher Calvin Pettit was released from the hospital Monday.

A wounded 15-year-old student who had been in critical condition was upgraded to good condition. Separately, classes also resumed this week at YES Prep Southwest Secondary school in Houston following an Oct. 1 shooting that wounded the school’s principal.


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