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Zachary Cruz, brother of Parkland school shooter, arrested again

Zachary Cruz, 18, brother of the teenager who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last month, appears in Broward County court for a bond hearing, March 29, 2018. (Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of school shooter Nikolas Cruz, was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County jail at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a warrant that was placed Tuesday for Zachary Cruz’s arrest, he is accused of violating the terms of his probation.

Zachary Cruz, 18, was placed on six months of probation and a host of restrictions for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was also ordered to stay at least a mile away from the Parkland high school he once attended and any schools unless he was enrolled.

According to the warrant, Zachary Cruz violated probation by driving a Kia SUV on April 28 without a valid driver license and for going within 25 feet of a parking lot at Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth.

Zachary Cruz was arrested on March 19 at the Parkland school campus. A police report said he had been warned to stay away from the school. On March 29, he pleaded no contest to the trespassing charge.

Zachary Cruz faced a maximum of 60 days in jail and a fine of $500.

Zachary Cruz admitted to deputies he had been to Stoneman Douglas three times since his brother, Nikolas, went on his deadly shooting spree, killing 17 students and staff and wounding 17 others.

Nikolas Cruz is facing the death penalty if he’s convicted on 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.


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