Teen injured in Arlington school shooting released from hospital, police say

Zacchaeus Selby, 15, was released in good condition from Medical City Arlington following the shooting at Timberview High School.

Update: Updated at 5:38 p.m. to include more details.

The 15-year-old injured in the Timberview High School shooting earlier this month was released from the hospital over the weekend, Arlington police said Wednesday.

Zacchaeus Selby
Zacchaeus Selby(GoFundMe)

Police said Medical City Arlington notified them that Zacchaeus Selby was released Saturday. He had undergone several surgeries and was listed in good condition when he left the hospital, police said.

Selby was one of four people injured in the shooting that took place Oct. 6 at the Mansfield ISD school. The other victims include a teacher who was released from the hospital Oct. 12, and a teenage girl and an adult who were treated for injuries the day of the shooting.

An investigation into what led to the shooting is ongoing.

Police were dispatched about 9:15 a.m. to reports of a shooting at Timberview. Witnesses said shots were fired after a fight broke out between two students, one of whom was identified as 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit. Police later confirmed that the other student was Selby.

The fight was broken up and witnesses said the two students calmed down, but the affidavit said Simpkins pulled out a black firearm from an orange backpack.

Simpkins turned himself in hours after the shooting and faces three charges of aggravated assault. He posted $75,000 bond and was later released from Tarrant County jail.

Simpkins was placed on house arrest as a condition of his bond, according to court documents. He can’t possess a gun and must stay 1,000 feet away from the school.

Simpkins’ family has said on social media that he had been “threatened, beaten and harrassed” since the beginning of the school year.

Lawyers Lesa Pamplin and MarQuetta Clayton, who represent Simpkins, told The Dallas Morning News Wednesday that they are looking into the bullying claims.

Selby’s family could not be reached for comment.

Staff writer Krista Torralva contributed to this report.

Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Engagement reporter. Nataly is the lead writer on Curious Texas. She is a D-FW native with a B.A. in emerging media and communication from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.S. in journalism from the University of Southern California. She also likes art, a lot. @natalykeo
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