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Zachary Cruz, the brother of the Parkland school shooter, was arrested Monday for allegedly trespassing on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campaus.

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.

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Two survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, announced that they will sue the school, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI for failing to prevent the shooting last month.

Anthony Borges, 15, announced through his attorney on March 5 that he plans to sue Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Broward County Public School District, the Miami Herald reported.

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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.

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Nikolas Cruz, the suspected shooter in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward that killed 17 and left several more injured, is being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Cruz is being held without bond and has been kept separate from other inmates for his own safety. He is also required to wear a black suicide prevention vest, as authorities think he might be a suicide risk. Cruz is represented by an attorney from the Broward Public Defender’s Office.

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