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Parkland shooter's brother Zachary Cruz arrested again for hovering near another Florida school

An arrest report stated that Zachary had no links to Broward County and that he "surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds"
UPDATED JAN 23, 2020
Zachary Cruz (Source: Getty Images)
Zachary Cruz (Source: Getty Images)

The younger brother of the Parkland shooter, Zachary Cruz, was arrested again on Tuesday for allegedly violating the terms of his probation, according to reports. Cruz was arrested in March for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, where the massacre occurred in February.

Zachary's brother, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of Stoneman Douglas High, opened fire on the campus with his legally bought AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people. Most of the victims of the shooting included students and teachers.

Zachary, 18, was reportedly arrested on Tuesday after 6:40 pm after he was found driving a Kia SUV without a valid license and was spotted near the Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth, Florida, according to reports.

The 18-year-old was previously arrested on March 19 for trespassing Stoneman Douglas High a month after the massacre. Reports state that after he was detained, Zachary claimed he was at the school to "reflect on the school shooting and soak it in." An affidavit stated that he was in the Parkland school premises despite being ordered to stay away.

An arrest report in March stated that the teenager had no links to Broward County and that he "surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds." He was subsequently sentenced to six months probation after he pleaded no contest to the trespassing charge.

Zachary was ordered to stay a mile away from Stoneman Douglas High School and any other school he was not enrolled in. 

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Zachary's arrest warrant on Tuesday stated that he violated his probation by approaching within about 25 feet of the west parking lot of Park Vista Community High School.

Shortly after the Parkland massacre on February 14, Zachary, was committed for a mental-health evaluation involuntarily. 

Reports state that Zachary has been living in suburban Palm Beach County with Rocxanne Deschamps ever since his and his brother's adopted mother, Lynda Cruz, died in November. Zachary, on the night of the shooting in February, had reportedly told Deschamps, "I don't want to be alive; I don't want to deal with this stuff."

His brother Nikolas was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree in March.