FOOTAGE has emerged of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz fighting with classmates.
Cruz was captured on mobile phone video fighting with fellow students in the courtyard of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a year before last week’s shooting in which 17 students were killed.
In footage obtained by ABC, Cruz, wearing khakis, a white T-shirt and a black bandana around his neck can be seen struggling with a number of students.
In the video, Cruz appears to be flailing his arms as other students charge at him and cause him to fall.
According to ABC, the footage was shot on September 20, 2016. The network said Cruz was suspended for two days following the fight.
It was one of a number of incidents that led to Cruz being expelled from the school.
That footage emerged after the younger brother of Cruz was committed to a mental health facility, according to reports.
The New York Post reports that authorities removed someone on Friday from the home of Roxanne Deschamps, a longtime family friend of the Cruz brothers who took them in after their adoptive mother died of pneumonia in November, The Palm Beach Post reported.
A friend of Deschamps confirmed Zachary Cruz, who turns 18 next week, was the person removed from the home.
The younger Cruz brother was involuntarily committed under Florida’s Baker Act, under which he can be held involuntarily for up to 12 hours for an involuntary psychiatric exam.
It’s unclear if he’s been released.