Zachary Cruz

The adopted bother of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was arrested Monday and charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where Nikolas shot and killed 17 students and staff.

Zachary Cruz, 19, appeared before a judge on Tuesday wearing handcuffs and a yellow jail issued jumpsuit.

He was recorded on surveillance cameras riding his skateboard at the school, even though he was warned to stay away, officials said.

After his arrest, Zachary told police he went to the school to "reflect on the school shooting and soak it all in".

Nikolas, 18, was arrested on Feb. 14 after he went on a shooting rampage at the school. He is charged with 17 counts of murder. The state is seeking the death penalty.

Zachary and Nikolas were adopted as infants by Lynda and Robert Cruz who are both deceased.

In an earlier report, officials said Zachary and his friends often teased Nikolas because he had mental problems.

Zachary Cruz is being held on $500,000 bail in the same jail as his adopted brother.

Trespassing is a misdemeanor that usually carries a $25 bail, but prosecutors asked for a $750,000 bail and other conditions, most of which a judge agreed to.

Joseph Kimok, who is representing Zachary Cruz, said the bail was unusually high and "he is being held for who he is related to, not for anything he did."

The judge ordered Zachary to wear an ankle GPS monitor and to stay away from all schools if he is released on bond.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Tragedy. All around.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Both brothers are bat-shyt crazy!! I'm glad his bail was set so high. Given the circumstances if he can't stay away as instructed then his dumb arse needs to be in a cell just like his brother. I say ship him to Siberia or something. He seems as dangerous as his brother...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    officials said Zachary and his friends often teased Nikolas because he had mental problems
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    Zach don't look like the sharpest tool in the shed either! wtf going on with these boys????

  • Karen Brady

    weird. Keep an eye on that fool.

  • Karen Brady

    And furthermore.. are the adoptive parents cuckoo? I mean what are the odds they'd adopt 2 nuts? Ijs.

  • Ni Ni

    That boy dont think fat meat greasy. They already had him committed one time. He acts like he wants to spend the rest of his life in a padded room.

  • Cannelle

    I guarantee that their biological parents were duds.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Now he should know not to take his ass up to that damn school!

  • Ni Ni

    They are deceased but i think the adoptive mother could've been nuts too. They were adopted as babies from a drug addicted mother....crack babies, if you will. She knew the mom was an addict.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    This is why when one person does something fcked up you gotta check everybody around them too IDGAF! Between this clown and roof sister yall better stop ignoring the fucking signs!!

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Murderers get lower bail but dude you deserve it for being Dum! You cute tho, i might bail you out ?

  • Ghost

    He is 19yo..an adult! He needs to get his half of the inheritance and MOVE out of Florida!! His life is over in Parkland!!! he can communicate with his brother from another state. No sense in staying there unless he wants to DIE or be JAILED...smh

  • starbright9449

    This is not right, the judge and prosecutors were wrong even tho he's a sicko like his adopted brother.

  • Soda

    This fool gonna mess around and miss out on his half of the $800K their mama left them.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Hes a cutie so I am sure he could have found something better to do with his time than this !!!!!

  • Berry Melon

    This post has taught me a lot about trespassing. So he claims he'd go to a place to "reflect on the school shooting and soak it all in." Soak what in? He was told to keep away, but he ignored so what did he expect, not to mention he's 19, if he was younger they'd have been a little easier on him. What your brother did was messed up, so skating around the property is obviously gonna land you in hot water.

  • Berry Melon

    https://www.facebook.com/SheBreaksNews/videos/10155096929152352/
    Meanwhile Chaka Khan forgets the words to her songs, and everyone gets annoyed and leaves... and people think she may be drugged to the max.

  • ShWa

    Soak it in??? He sounds cray cray like mfker too!

  • Soda

    His brother should plead guilty and put the little money he'll have left on his books before the lawyers milk him dry cause ain't going nowhere.

  • teather

    This family!! Geeeesh! Just like us black ppl. You think if this were reverse that whyte boy would come to his defense or show up at the school?? He should be working the circuit doing interviews and getting paid for "his perspective". Damn It! Can I just give advice to our entire race?? When sh&t happens, STFU! Don't talk to anyone, give your account to the media, nothing! Say nothing

  • 2gr8ful

    “He was recorded on surveillance cameras riding his skateboard at the school, even though he was warned to stay away, officials said.” So where were these cameras when the brother was executing those poor kids? They had time to arrest him for trespassing but couldnt stop his foolish brother from entering the same school with armed weaponary?? I guess his skateboard sent off a signal. Rip those 17 lives lost.

  • Lady_Elle

    No matter what the WHITE brother did... he got a pass until he murdered all he could on 2/14.

    The NOT WHITE brother rode a skateboard on school property...
    is arrested and given $500k bail request? WTH?

  • Lady_Elle

    I don't think he is a sicko... NOT VERY BRIGHT though! :-(

  • SweetTEE

    None of this makes any damn sense.

  • klwbaby

    What the hell did he need to soak in??!!! The fact that your crazy azz inbred brother killed 17 people. I would be scared to go up there because I would think someone might take their anger out on me.

  • YellowSauce

    it doesn't because they are a family of weirdos ... I don't think the bail was too high ... they need to kick the entire family out of the country if you ask me ... stay away means stay away ...what in the retardation does he not understand ...

  • Allihave2say

    Guilty by association? I want to blame this on racism but I can't 100% go there. Most criminals return to the scene of the crime. I'm almost certain he's being held as an accomplice to the shooting either before commission, during commission or after the fact.

    At the same time he could just as well be trying to understand what his brother did especially if he himself has mental issues. I wonder how both parents died. The white boy has a classic low IQ Neanderthal face and head.

  • Allihave2say

    Send the all to Pluto. ? ?

  • Layah Jhene

    "Trespassing is a misdemeanor that usually carries a $25 bail, but prosecutors asked for a $750,000 bail and other conditions, most of which a judge agreed to." Another wake up call for negroes...

  • Bad bad girl

    Nope this nigga looks like he could be plotting some shit too. I don't trust him. His bail is set right where it should be.

  • Tennessean

    Prison break

  • Wayup!

    Something about this.
    Is reminding me of the Menendez brothers 3.0.. ?
    I want to know how the adoptive parents died..??

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I agree, they were warned about Nickolas, didn't listen and 17 young lives were lost. Glad they didn't wait around to see what was up

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    He was warned to stay away because HIS BROTHER killed those people. He doesn't attend the school and had no reason to be there. He tested to see what he could do and now he knows. I'm sure if your child went to that school you wouldn't want him there either. He and his brother have been referred to as mentally challenged. No need to wait and see if there will be a repeat.

    The wake up call should be (in this case) to stop testing the Law and mind your own business.

    Had he done so, he would still be free

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Because, when they STUPIDLY gave him a pass, he killed. No need to wait and see if the other brother was casing the school for a repeat of some sort. Imagine if your child attended that school. Would his race matter then?

  • Banka

    it doesn't because they are a family of weirdos ........ Yeah that part gets the easy upvote

  • Banka

    He should be working the circuit doing interviews and getting paid for "his perspective". No no no, I think that he should change his name, relocate and never ever mention his Evil Lunatic A$$ brother again.

  • Evillene

    The kid better keep a low profile for the rest of his life. His will always be tethered to that white sociopath nutjob brother and is guilty by association.

  • Candance

    I think they better take precaution, however he could have just gone by for reflection, like WTF??? Just knowing myself I may have wanted to do the same thing if my sibling would have been involved.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Why didn't the Vegas brother of the shooter had the same faith???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    That last observation though...?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Tainted gene pool, cursed bloodline, or some other strangeness, smh

  • RespectSelf

    It is tough being related to someone who did something crazy. Folks often treat you how they wouldn't want to be treated. They want to blame you for someone else sins. Shit folks wanted to blame the lady who simply took them in after their mother died.

    He's going to have to live a simple life now. He can't afford to make any simple mistakes that a lot of folks do. smh If he does then it's going to be that he is crazy like his brother.