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Brother of Parkland shooter arrested for trespassing at Stoneman Douglas high

Zachary Cruz, 18, had been warned to stay away from the school where brother Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people.
This frame grab provided by WSVN-TV shows Zachary Cruz crying as his brother, Nikolas Cruz, is arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on March 14. Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people in the Feb. 14 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday after deputies said he trespassed at the school. [WSVN via AP, Pool]
This frame grab provided by WSVN-TV shows Zachary Cruz crying as his brother, Nikolas Cruz, is arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on March 14. Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people in the Feb. 14 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday after deputies said he trespassed at the school. [WSVN via AP, Pool]
Published Mar. 20, 2018|Updated Mar. 20, 2018

Zachary Cruz, the brother of confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was arrested Monday after deputies say he trespassed onto the school's Parkland campus.

The 18-year-old was warned several times not to be on school grounds, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

"Defendant Cruz surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds," a deputy wrote in his arrest report.

The brother of Nikolas Cruz, Zachary Cruz (center) leaves the courtroom after his brother's arraignment on March 14 in a frame grab provided by WSVN-TV. Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people in the Feb. 14 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday after deputies said he trespassed at the school. [WSVN via AP, Pool]
The brother of Nikolas Cruz, Zachary Cruz (center) leaves the courtroom after his brother’s arraignment on March 14 in a frame grab provided by WSVN-TV. Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people in the Feb. 14 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday after deputies said he trespassed at the school. [WSVN via AP, Pool]
Zachary Cruz was spotted at about 4:30 p.m. after students had been dismissed for the day.

The reason he was there, according to the report: "Defendant Cruz stated that he unlawfully entered the school property to 'reflect on the shooting and to soak it in …"

The arrest comes about a month after his brother entered the high school and shot and killed 14 students and three faculty members with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz.

The younger brother has been seen at his brother's hearings in tears.

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