Zachary Cruz, brother of Parkland shooter, arrested

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The father of a student who was killed during the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in which 17 people died, is now suing a school guard who did not go into the building during the shooting to attempt to confront the shooter.

Zachary Cruz was later held on a $500,000 bond for the second-degree misdemeanor charge, an amount his defense lawyer called "outrageous".

After his March 19 arrest, Zachary Cruz reportedly told police that he had visited the high school, which he had previously attended, three times since the deadly massacre.

At a March 29 court hearing, Zachary Cruz was sentenced to six months probation.

Zachary Cruz's latest arrest comes three weeks after his brother was formally arraigned on a 34-count indictment related to the February 14 school shooting, for which Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty.

Zachary Cruz, 18, was booked into the Palm County Detention Center just before 7 p.m. on a warrant for his arrest, jail records show.

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A federal lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against Broward County officials for the "torture and violation of Zachary Cruz's Constitutional rights".

He violated the terms of his probation on Saturday by driving without a valid driver's license and being within approximately 25 feet of a parking lot at Park Vista Community High School in Palm Beach County, according to the arrest warrant.

He was charged with trespassing, to which he later pleaded no contest.

He was ordered to stay away from the Parkland school and all other schools after a March 19 arrest. Cruz was also subjected to sleep deprivation tactics and had to wear a restraint vest at all times, the group said.

His brother, Nikolas, faces the death penalty if convicted of the 17 first-degree murders. The group claimed in an email news release that Zachary Cruz's rights are being violated and he has been subjected to "intimidation" exclusively because of the identity of his brother.

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