Shooter’s brother arrested Monday
What in the world is going on at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School?
Tuesday, two students were arrested for bringing weapons to school (one brought a knife, the other brought a razor), a third was arrested for making threats on Snapchat, and a Broward County deputy assigned to patrol the high school was busted sleeping in his patrol car when the brother of the Parkland shooter was trespassing on school property. The officer was suspended with pay.
Local news reports:
Two students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been arrested for bringing weapons on the school campus, the Broward Sheriff’s Office says, while a third is accused of making a threat on social media.
Arrest reports from BSO say two students brought knives on campus. A third student is now getting treatment under the Baker Act after being arrested for making a threat on Snapchat, showing a gun and bullets.
BSO also said a deputy assigned to patrol the school has been suspended with pay after a sergeant spotted him sleeping inside his patrol car. Deputy Moises Carotti was on duty Monday afternoon just after 5 p.m. when a student told a BSO sergeant that Carotti appeared to be asleep in his car while he was supposed to be monitoring the perimeter of the 1200 building.
Monday evening, Zachary Cruz, brother of admitted Parkland shooter who murdered 17 people, made his way beyond locked gates to skateboard on school property. Reportedly, Cruz had been asked to stay away from the campus. When deputies caught up with him, Cruz explained he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.”
Cruz was skateboarding around campus while the designated Broward County deputy snoozed in his patrol car, say Stoneman Douglas students.
Monday, bond was set at $25 and Cruz was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. When he arrived in court Tuesday, the judge raised his bond to $500,000. This is Cruz’s third trespassing offense, according to local news.
The brother of admitted Stoneman Douglas shooter Nikolas Cruz has been arrested for trespassing on the school’s campus, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Zachary Cruz, 18, reportedly rode his skateboard through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on Monday afternoon, getting past locked gates.
According to the arrest report, Zachary Cruz told deputies he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.” Deputies said officials had previously warned him to stay away from the school.
Deputies said Cruz “surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds.” The incident was captured on security cameras on campus.
All of this is strange enough without the repeated failures of law enforcement and everyone that crossed the shooter’s path before and during the bloody massacre that left 17 people dead. We’ve covered this story extensively here.
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