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Brother Of Confessed School Shooter Arrested For Trespassing At Stoneman Douglas

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PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Zachary Cruz was arrested for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His bother Nikolas is on trial for opening fire at the school, killing 17 people. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

The brother of confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz was taken into custody Monday afternoon.

18-year-old Zachary Cruz was arrested at 4:30 p.m. for trespassing at Stoneman Douglas.

The arrest report states that Cruz received "prior warnings by school officials to refrain from entering the school campus."

Cruz was riding his skateboard around the school campus and "surpassed all locked doors and gates," per the report.

He indicated he wanted to be on campus to "reflect on the school shooting and soak it in," per the arrest report.

Cruz's bond was set at $25.

Broward County Public Schools released a statement following the arrest.

"The district is aware of the incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement. Law enforcement is investigating and will provide an update."

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