Mansfield, Texas teacher Thomas Boykin accused of shooting son, stepdaughter, booked into Everman City Jail


Thomas Boykin, 52, of Mansfield, Texas, United States was an eighth-grade science teacher at Linda Jobe Middle School in Mansfield. He was hired by the Mansfield Independent School District in 2015.

Boykin lived in a house on Arabian Court in Mansfield with his wife, his stepdaughter, 21, and his son, 13. On the evening of May 16, 2023, Boykin and his wife had an argument inside their house.


At around 10:40 p.m., Boykin allegedly grabbed a handgun after he and his wife argued. He allegedly went into his son’s bedroom and shot the boy, who was sleeping, then went into his stepdaughter’s bedroom and shot her, as well.

While wounded, the stepdaughter called 911. Boykin’s wife got out of the house and yelled for help.


Mansfield Police Department officers entered the residence and took Boykin into custody without incident. He was booked into the Everman City Jail in Everman, Texas and charged with three counts of aggravated assault/family violence with serious bodily injury.

The two victims were rushed to the hospital where they had surgery overnight. Both were in stable condition on May 17, 2023.

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