Brother of Florida school shooter granted permission to move to Virginia

Posted at 8:45 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 10:55:43-04

The younger brother of Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz was arrested for trespassing on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Zachary Cruz, 18, said he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.”

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Zachary Cruz, brother of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman Nikolas Cruz, was granted permission by a judge Friday to move to Virginia after being kicked out of his Florida home.

Cruz is serving six months of probation after being arrested for trespassing on the campus of Stoneman Douglas on March 19.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Zachary Cruz, 18, was offered a free home for one year and employment as a maintenance mechanic in Staunton. The offers were made by Nexus Services, a civil rights organization based in Virginia that is representing Cruz in a federal lawsuit.

He will also attend an online academy to obtain his high school diploma.