Bond set for student accused of having knife at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 11:34:46-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) —  A judge has ordered a student accused of bringing a knife to the school where last month's shooting rampage happened held on $12,500 bond.

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The bond was set Wednesday for 18-year-old Jordan Salter, who was arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Investigators say Salter pulled out a knife with a 2-inch (5-centimeter) blade during a confrontation Tuesday with another student in the school cafeteria.

The SunSentinel reports that Salter's lawyer Brian Reidy called the high bond "out of control" and "ridiculous" at a hearing and blamed on fear from the school shooting that killed 17 people. Reidy says Salter's family will have difficulty making the bond.

The same judge on Tuesday imposed a $500,000 bond with numerous conditions on 18-year-old Zachary Cruz, brother of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Zachary Cruz is accused of trespassing at the school.