Brother of Parkland school shooter arrested for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas
The brother of the accused Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooter was arrested Monday for trespassing on the campus where last month’s tragic shooting occurred.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary Cruz for trespassing at the Parkland school.
BSO says Zahary Cruz was given warnings to not enter the school campus prior to this incident.
Cruz bypassed all locked doors and gates and began riding his skateboard through school grounds, say deputies.
According to the police report, the brother of Nikolas Cruz said he entered the property to “Reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.”
His trespassing was captured by surveillance video.
Students tell CBS12 they see police officers and added security, but they said they still do not feel safe, especially after Zachary Cruz trespassed on campus.
Stoneman Douglas student tweeted, ‘A month after the shooting, my school still does not stop random people from trespassing on to our campus. Although in this case, it wasn’t some random person. It was Zachary Cruz, brother of the man who killed my friends and teacher. Marches won’t stop trespassing.’ Parents agree.
“That is not normal, nope. That is now normal what he said. And he needs to be evaluated then. Because if he needs to reflect on what his brother did, and took all those lives, and shot 34 people, that’s not cool,” said Cindy Levine, mother of Stoneman Douglas student.
Cruz has been living with a family friend, Roxanne Deschamps, in Lantana since the death of his adopted mother in November.
We’re working to find out how long he was inside the school before a Broward County deputy arrested him. The 18-year-old faces a trespassing charge, and paid bond late Monday night.
CBS12 will continue digging, to investigate whether security needs to be changed.
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