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Classes resume at Texas school after shooting that wounded 2

Officers respond to Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday Oct. 6 amid an...
Officers respond to Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday Oct. 6 amid an active shooter report.(Source: WFAA/CNN)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 10:35 AM CDT
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ARLINGTON, Texas (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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