“I’m stuck between loving him and hating him because of what he did.”

The Washington Post: ‘Why did you do this?’ “His brother confessed to gunning down 17 people in Parkland. But he’s the only family Zach Cruz has left.” (Published January 25, 2019)

“Fourteen students and three staff members were killed that Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Seventeen others were injured, left with lasting scars, physical and mental. Hundreds more had their lives upended: parents suddenly without children, students rallying for gun control by day and dealing with panic attacks at night, first responders denounced for the choices they made amid the chaos.

Some of those people were here in the courtroom, and sliding into a bench beside them now was another person whose life was derailed that day. Zachary Cruz was 17 when his older brother became one of the deadliest school shooters in American history.”