An attorney launched a GoFundMe campaign for alleged Texas high school shooter Timothy George Simpkins with a statement from this mother claiming Simpkins is traumatized.
The Daily Mail reported the GoFundMe account was launched by Dallas-area attorney Kim T. Cole on Thursday with the goal of raising $25,000 for Simpkins.
GoFundMe took the account down once the fund was brought to their attention — total donations: $150.00
A statement from Simpkins’ mother was attached to the GoFundMe page. That statement said, in part:
What you don’t know is that Timothy was robbed at gunpoint and stripped of his possessions a couple of weeks ago … And the unfortunate backstory is that Timothy’s father was brutally beaten to death. This fact definitely heightened Timothy’s fear for his life.
She concluded, “My son has gone through a very traumatic experience. He needs counseling and therapy.”
Breitbart News noted that Simpkins allegedly shot three people following a classroom fight at Timberview High School on Wednesday morning.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R) pointed out that Simpkins, who is 18-year-old, could not legally buy or possess the gun that was used in the shooting.
Simpkins was released on bail Thursday night.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a Facebook post by a Simpkins’ family spokesperson said the alleged shooter was made to look like a “menace to our society and nothing could be further from the truth.”
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