Multiple People Wounded in Texas School Shooting, Suspect At Large

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Police are at the scene of a Texas high school where at least four people were injured in a school shooting.

The shooting took place at Timberview High School in Arlington in the late morning hours of Wednesday (October 6). Police arrived on scene and conducted a "methodical" search of the building and are working in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners on securing the scene and getting remaining students out safely.

Authorities reportedly viewed cellphone video taken by students of an argument between two individuals that led to the shooting inside of a classroom. According to multiple reports, the suspect, was identified as a student or well-known individual after students came forward with video and a name.

"This is not somebody attacking our schools," Assistant Arlington Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said during a press conference. "This is a student, we believe right now, preliminary, that it was a student that got into a fight and drew a weapon," he added.

It is unclear how the shooter got the weapon inside the school or if the school is equipped with metal detectors.

Students who have been evacuated are reportedly being bussed to a parent reunification location, authorities said.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins, is currently still at large. Arlington Police released a photo and description of the car he fled the school in.

"We currently have multiple agencies including the US Marshals' task force that is looking for this individual," Kolbye said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available

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