The victim of the shooting at a high school in Texas remains in a coma in the ICU while fighting for his life.
Timothy Simpkins, 18, allegedly shot Zacchaeus Selby, 15, four times with a 0.45-caliber pistol during a fight that broke out at Timberview High School in Arlington on Wednesday. Calvin Pettit, a teacher trying to break up the fight, was also injured during the shooting, and another student was grazed by a bullet.
Simpkins gave in after an hour-long hunt. Arlington police released him from custody Thursday after he pledged $ 75,000 in bond. He faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the WFAA reported.
Selby’s family started a GoFundMe to raise money for medical expenses and legal fees when the 15-year-old recovered from two surgeries. Selby was shot in his arm, leg, chest and abdomen. He remains on a ventilator and is likely to need more surgery, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
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The families of the suspect and the victim have each claimed that their child was the victim: the boys had failed for a while, which the school was reportedly aware of. Simpkins’ family claimed he brought the gun to school for self-defense when he was bullied.
Kim Cole, a lawyer for the Simpkins family, claimed that Selby had bullied and even robbed her client.
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“It was not someone who was out shooting a school,” Cole told reporters. “There’s a difference between a mass shooter or a mass shooting. These people are out to hurt more people, and that’s not what happened here.”
Selby’s family, however, stressed that their son was the victim.
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“They make Simpkins a victim. My granddaughter is on the ICU shot four times,” Kathy Selby, Zaccheau Selby’s grandmother, told KXAS-TV. “My grandson is the victim.”
Authorities have not yet said what the fight was about.
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GoFundMe states: “This innocent 15-year-old did not bully Tim, an 18-year-old senior, or deserved to be in the hospital and fight for his life.”
“Zacchaeus is a bright young and respectful person who each time illuminated a room with his presence,” the post added.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.