Timberview Highschool shooting update


Last week on October 6th ,2021 Timberview high school went through a tragic school shooting 4 people were shot with no fatal injury and  the shooter has been identified.

An update on the issue of a teacher who was shot last week at Mansfield ISD’s Timberview High School has been released from the hospital, police said Monday. English teacher Calvin Pettit, 25, was identified as one of two victims shot during the Oct. 6 incident. He did not have to undergo surgery.

Zacchaeus Selby, 15, was the other victim who was shot. Police said Monday he remains hospitalized but was upgraded to good condition.

Selby’s family said he was shot four times and underwent multiple surgeries. He faces a long road to recovery, according to his family.

The suspect, 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins, was arrested hours after the shooting and faced multiple charges of aggravated assault with a gun. He was released on bond on Oct. 7 from the Tarrant County jail.

 “Once the fight was broken up, the juvenile witness observed Simpkins go to an orange backpack and retrieve a firearm. The witness observed Simpkins point the firearm at the juvenile victim and shoot 7 to 8 times.” 

Simpkins’ family claims the fight stemmed from bullying. Police said the bullying allegations are part of the investigation.

In a statement Monday afternoon, Mansfield ISD said students and staff will return to the school on Tuesday and that there will be “heightened security and police presence until further notice.”