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Police: Student opens fire at Texas high school; 4 hurt

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A person, identified by police as a student, opened fire inside a Dallas-area high school during a fight, injuring four people before he fled, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The AP reports that the shooting happened at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas. Two people were shot and two others had unspecified injuries, Arlington Police said at a news conference.

Three of the four were reportedly taken to hospitals and the other person refused treatment.

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Arlington is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Police say they were searching for the suspected shooter, whom they identified as 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins, Wednesday.

Simpkins might be driving a 2018 silver Dodge Charger with the license plate number PFY-6260, police say.

The AP goes on to say that Timberview serves about 1,900 students in ninth through 12th grades. The complex opened in 2004.

The shooting happened just days after a shooting at a Houston charter school that injured an administrator.

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