Brother of Parkland shooter arrested for trespassing at Stoneman Douglas high

Brother of Parkland shooter arrested for trespassing at Stoneman Douglas high

Brother of Parkland shooter arrested for trespassing at Stoneman Douglas high

Zachary Cruz, 18, told deputies he went to the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to "reflect on the school shooting and soak it in", according to the arrest report.

If Cruz had been committed under the Baker Act, it would have made it hard for him to buy a gun legally.

Broward County prosecutors last week said they would seek a death sentence for Nikolas Cruz, who earlier this month was indicted by a grand jury on 34 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder in the February 14 massacre, which killed 17 people and injured the same number.

The brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school was arrested Monday afternoon for trespassing at the same school, authorities said.

Nikolas Cruz is escorted into the courtroom for his arraignment at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that documents show some officials recommended in September 2016 that Nikolas Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation, though the recommendation was never acted upon. Individuals are subjected to involuntary commitment under the law.

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According to one such document obtained by AP, Cruz "reports that he cut his arms 3-4 weeks ago and states that this is the only time he has ever cut".

It's unclear who received the officials' recommendation to commit Cruz and why it was not acted upon, according to the AP.

The FBI is taking the blame for not acting on the situation regarding Nikolas Cruz.

School staff and Peterson, then serving as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's assigned resource officer, had also observed Cruz exhibit disturbing behavior. The alleged trespassing was captured on CCTV, the report states.

This photo provided by the Broward County Jail shows Nicolas Cruz. "(Cruz) states that he is better now, reports that he is no longer lonely and states that his grades have gone back up". Cruz was indicted on 34 counts of permitted murder and attempted murder. He faces the death penalty if convicted, but his public defender Melisa McNeill has said he would plead guilty in return for a life prison sentence.

Zachary Cruz has been living with a family friend, Rocxanne Deschamps, in Lantana since the death of his mother in November.

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