Four people were hurt in a shooting this morning at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, police said.
One victim suffered minor injuries and three others were taken to the hospital.
If you're just reading in, here's what we know about what happened:
- A fight broke out before the shooting: Arlington police got a call at 9:15 a.m. local time that there was a shooting on the second floor of the school. Police said a fight occurred in a classroom before a teenager began shooting. The shooting was not a "random attack" on the school, according to police.
- The suspect is in custody: Police said that their suspect in the shooting, 18-year-old Timothy Simpkins, left the school in a vehicle. He was later taken into custody by police. Simpkins is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
- The victims are recovering: Police said that one victim, a male student, had surgery and is out. Another victim, an adult male, is not in surgery but is in a "good position." A third victim who was injured is expected to be released from the hospital soon. "So two will remain in the hospital, which continue to make hopefully a speedy recovery," police said.
- Police warned about additional threats to schools on social media: Arlington police said they have been seeing "a lot of social media comments about threats to our schools from young kids." They pleaded with the community to try to stop any threats but added that they will investigate them along with their federal partners.