ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) -Calvin Pettitt, the 25-year-old English teacher at Timberview High School who was shot during the school shooting on Wednesday, was released from the hospital on Monday, October 11th.
The 15-year-old student who was shot remains hospitalized, but his condition has been upgraded to “good”.
Pettitt’s sister told CBS 11 last week that the shooting did not happen in his classroom, but Pettitt came to help break the fight and was hit.
She said the bullet went into her back and barely missed his aorta.
Pettitt got some broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
Suspect Timothy George Simpkins, 18, surrendered to police hours after the shooting.
The teenager was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is currently out of trouble.
The shooting was due to a conflict between two teenagers in a classroom.
Police allege that Simpkins brought a gun to the school, and at some point during or after that fight, he got the 45-caliber handgun out and started firing.