'Woke' Attorney Launches GoFundMe for Alleged School Shooter: 'He's Traumatized'
Timothy Simpkins' mother's statement was attached to the GoFundMe page
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by an attorney for alleged Texas high school shooter Timothy George Simpkins.
The donation campaign comes with a statement from Simpkins' mother saying he is "traumatized."
The GoFundMe account was launched by attorney Kim T. Cole with a $25,000 goal for Simpkins, the Daily Mail reported.
The account was later taken down by GoFundMe.
Simpkins' mother's statement was attached to the GoFundMe page:
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.
"My son has gone through a very traumatic experience. He needs counseling and therapy."
Simpkins allegedly shot three people in a classroom fight at Timberview High School last Wednesday.
Gov. Greg Abbott highlighted that Simpkins could not legally buy or possess the gun because he is 18-year-old.
Neon Nettle reported Simpkins was seen celebrating after being released on a $75,000 bond while two of his victims, a 15-year-old boy, and a 25-year-old teacher, remain in hospital, one of them fighting for their life.
Simpkins was arrested for the shooting and was being held on a $75,000 bond on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
However, the teenager walked out of Tarrant County Jail after the bondsman met the bail terms on Thursday.
“He’s home that quick.” Where’s the remorse? Teenage Arlington Texas school shooter Timothy Simpkins parties at home with his family, while his victims remain in the hospital. He walked free in one day after being released on $75K bond. Oh, and let’s put it on Instagram with 🥰. pic.twitter.com/IlpS0c1fWQ— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 7, 2021
Simpkins' family spoke out to defend him on Wednesday night, claiming he is a "loveable" boy who snapped after being "bullied."
They say the other kids picked on him because he has a "nice car" - a $35,000 Dodge Challenger - and wears nice clothes, like a pair of $160 Off-White x Nike sneakers he is pictured in on social media.
Other social media posts show him sitting in the car, with what looks like a black gun in the side door.