The FHP trooper, who has been identified as Aliek Sierra, was driving west on Killian Parkway when he struck and killed the teen.
Gerard Baldie of Fort Lauderdale, Florida surrendered to police Thursday to face DUI hit-and-run charges for his alleged involvement in a car crash that killed Steven Olivert and Danielle Baldwin two years ago.
Baldie is charged with vehicular manslaughter, DUI manslaughter, and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. He was ordered held on $153,000 bond. He must remain under house arrest in Broward County if he posts bail. He must also undergo psychological screening. The press did not name an attorney for Baldie.
Cruz, 18, is charged with trespassing. He was ordered held on $500,000 bond, which is highly unusual for trespassing charges. The standard bond for trespassing is $25.
His brother, Nikolas, 20, shot and killed 14 people at Stoneman Douglas on February 14. He faces multiple murder charges as well as several attempted murder charges for the students he injured. He is being held without bond and potentially faces the death penalty.
Reports by multiple news outlets revealed Thursday that in key moments as first responding officers were looking for the active shooter in Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, a commanding officer allegedly ordered the first responders to set up a “perimeter” outside instead of ordering them to enter the building and neutralize the shooter.
The alleged reports are based on a BSO dispatch log Fox News and The Miami Herald acquired. According to the log, Capt. Jan Jordan, commander of BSO’s Parkland district, gave the order to stage and set up a perimeter.
Scot Peterson, the Broward deputy assigned to be a resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, resigned last Thursday after it was revealed that he failed to enter the school building where Nikolas Cruz shot and killed fourteen students and three faculty members.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told the press that Peterson, 54, should have gone into the building and “killed the killer.” Surveillance footage from the school reportedly shows Peterson was outside the building for more than four minutes while the gunman fired at students inside. The event lasted about six minutes.