"Touch His Heart Jesus": After Texas High School Shooting, Student Pray For Shooter

A shooting at a high school in Arlington, Texas left four people injured last Wednesday. Hours after the tragedy, the community of Arlington gathered to pray together for the victims and for the shooter.

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The incident, reported in the early morning, prompted a massive police intervention to secure the building and take the students off campus. Police report alleged shooter Timothy Simpkins, 18, has been taken into custody after a brief manhunt.

On Wednesday evening, Arlington residents, students from Timberview High School and church members gathered at theCornerstone Baptist Church to pray together after this tragedy.

CBN News 15-year-old high school student Ashlyn Henson spoke at the meeting to pray for the victims of the shooting as well as the gunman.

“I want to pray for the shooter, Lord God,” said Ashlyn Henson, in tears. "For you to touch his mind." Touch her heart, Jesus. Let him see his fault. That he can feel remorse and be aware of the pain he has caused. And may he meet you Lord God ”.

Al Curley, the youth pastor of the community then urged the congregation to turn to Jesus for comfort in this time of pain.

“When a tragedy strikes, it is important, my friends, that you and I realize that while we feel what we feel, there is a place we can go. There is a God we can run to. … The Bible tells us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to cry with those who mourn. "

He went on to recall that the answer to the problem of sin lies in Jesus before encouraging the congregation to “proclaim hope” in the midst of despair.

“And the hope is that God so loved the world that he gave his Son that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. "

Kevin kolbye, deputy chief of the Arlington Police Department, says the shooting is not "a random act of violence", but rather an isolated incident which involves "a student who got into a fight and drew a gun".

Carol Harrison Lafayette, a family member of the suspect, told reporters he was bullied and robbed twice at school, she says it was reported to teachers as well as to the facility manager.

"We do not justify his decision to take a weapon," she added. “It was not good. But he was trying to protect himself. And so we hope the police department will investigate properly. There will also be independent investigations that will be conducted so that we can really shed light on what happened. "

Camille Westphal Perrier

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