Motive for High School Shooting Revealed by Parents of Shooter
School shootings are a tragedy that we should never experience.
Children shouldn’t even have access to the weapons to begin with. Parents need to do a better job of keeping their firearms locked away, that’s one place to start.
Another place to start is by not sending your children to these toxic environments that breed this sort of behavior.
I remember growing up the only school shooting that I ever knew about was Columbine. Since then, it’s become a popular thing to do because people don’t know how to resolve conflict with others. They think that shooting someone is going to solve all their problems, but in reality all it does is completely shatter the lives of both the shooter and the victims who lose their lives.
There was a video that was reported as showing a fight that led to the shooting, but I can’t verify that the video is authentic and not something old.
But apparently, the boy has been a victim of bullying in school and this may have led to the shooting.
According to Fox News,
The family of an 18-year-old student suspected of opening fire and injuring four people at a Texas high school on Wednesday claims he was being bullied and brought the handgun to protect himself.
Timothy Simpkins, a student at Timberview High School in Arlington, allegedly drew a .45-caliber handgun during a fight that broke out in a classroom around 9:15 a.m. before fleeing in a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger. After an hourslong manhunt, Simpkins turned himself in and is expected to be charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Following the incident, Simpkins’ family told reporters outside their home in Arlington that he was a target of bullying and had been robbed twice at school.
How often is bullying the cause of these sort of things? Far too often. Parents need to do better in raising respectable children and not allowing this sort of behavior in their children.