Teenager Charged in Deadly High School Shooting Arrested Again
In Texas, a teenager charged in a deadly high school shooting was arrested again while out on bond.
Timothy Simpkins, 18, allegedly opened fire in class during a fight and was released on a $75,000 bond with the stipulation that he wouldn’t use alcohol or drugs.
Simpkins, placed on house arrest with an ankle monitor, wasn’t allowed to contact anyone involved in the shooting and was prohibited from possessing any firearms.
The 18-year-old was arrested again after a court-ordered urinalysis returned a positive result for an “illicit substance.”
Simpkins was previously arrested in October on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to a police report, another student, Zaccaeus Selby, got into a physical altercation with Simpkins. While Selby, 15, was restrained, Simpkins pulled out a gun and fired it seven to eight times.
The shooting left Selby in critical condition and injured a teenage girl and a 25-year-old teacher, Calvin Pettit. A pregnant teacher was reportedly also injured in the ensuing chaos.