A GoFundMe created for a Texas school shooting suspect has been deleted by the website.
A spokesperson told Insider that the fundraiser “violated GoFundMe’s terms of service.”
Timothy Simpkins is accused of opening fire at a high school in Arlington earlier this week.
A GoFundMe created for Timothy George Simpkins, the student accused of opening fire at an Arlington high school earlier this week, has been removed by the website.
“The fundraiser was removed from the platform because it violated GoFundMe’s terms of service,” a GoFundMe spokesperson told Insider in a statement. ““ Less than $ 150 was raised and all donors were reimbursed. “
According to Daily mail, the GoFundMe, with a goal of $ 25,000, was created Thursday by Simpkins attorney Kim T. Cole. The page included a note from Simpkins’ mother saying her son was robbed weeks before the shooting.
“‘What you don’t know is that Timothy was robbed at gunpoint and stripped of his possessions a few weeks ago. And the unfortunate story is that Timothy’s father was brutally beaten. This fact certainly increased Timothy’s fear for his life, “the mother said, according to a screenshot released by the publication.
The mother added that her son was “terrified and believed he would be murdered just like his father,” the outlet reported.
“My son had a very traumatic experience,” the note continues. “He needs counseling and therapy.
GoFundMe did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
With the help of his lawyer, Simpkins went to the aftermath of the filming at Timberview High School Wednesday. Authorities said four people were injured in the shooting, which took place after a brawl between students filmed on video.
NBC 5 reported that the 18-year-old’s family said he was bullied at school. According to the report, Simpkins was released on $ 75,000 bail Thursday and was charged with three counts of “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon”.
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