This is beyond parody.
Can’t remember a time where a school shooting suspect is released the next day. pic.twitter.com/OnxBNS0aoz
— Rach ❤️🤍💙 (@rachisawake) October 7, 2021
“He’s home that quick.” Where’s the remorse? Teenage Arlington Texas school shooter Timothy Simpkins parties at home with his family, while his victims remain in the hospital. He walked free in one day after being released on $75K bond. Oh, and let’s put it on Instagram with 🥰. pic.twitter.com/IlpS0c1fWQ
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 7, 2021
From The Daily Mail, “Arlington school shooter PARTIES at home with family after being freed on $75k bond while his victims remain in the hospital: Gunman, 18, walks free one day after shooting 15-year-old ‘bully’ seven times’ AND teacher who broke up brawl”:
The teenage gunman who opened fire in an Arlington, Texas, school on Wednesday celebrated at home after being released on a $75,000 bond while his victims, a 15-year-old boy and a 25-year-old teacher, remained in the hospital, one of them clinging to life.
Timothy George Simpkins was being held on a $75,000 bond on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but the 18-year-old walked out of Tarrant County Jail on Thursday afternoon. A bondsman met the bail terms on Thursday, posting at least some of the full amount, and he walked free.
On Wednesday, he pulled a gun from his backpack and shot a 15-year-old boy ‘seven or eight times’, shot teacher Calvin Pettitt in the back and grazed a teenage girl before going on the run from Timberview High School. He was angry about a fight that had just happened where the 15-year-old boy repeatedly punched him.
Teacher Calvin Pettitt, was shot in the back while trying to break up the fight and remains hospitalized.
Simpkins said nothing as he strode out of the jail on Thursday in a blue t-shirt, matching baseball cap worn backwards, and jeans. It’s unclear why he has been charged with aggravated assault and not attempted murder or more serious charges, or why the judge granted him bail.
Hours later, one of his relatives boasted on social media that he was already home and shared videos from a family gathering inside a home. He was shown holding a baby, standing in his kitchen, chatting to relatives.
Meanwhile, teacher Calvin Pettitt – who was shot because he tried to break up the fight – remained in the hospital, with a bullet in his shoulder that narrowly missed his aorta.
The 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, is also still in the hospital in a critical condition.
Pettitt’s horrified sister, upon learning the shooter had been released, tweeted: ‘How can this keep managing to get worse?’
Kyle Rittenhouse: shoots three criminals in self defense – bait $2 million and no lawyers will represent him
Timothy Simpkins: brings a gun to school, shoots 4 people including a teacher – bail $25k and released in less than 24 hours
— crypto lefty🌹 (@leftyinvests) October 7, 2021