THOMASVILLE — Police have made an arrest in a fire at the former Kern Street school building.

Charles Setzer-Hayes, 23, of Thomasville, was charged this week in the arson of the former school building this past December. He already faced another felony burning charge for a separate arson at the location this past November.

“The suspect was involved and charged with a fire that occurred previously to the old school and was a suspect in the most recent fire early on,” Thomasville Police Department Capt. Brad Saintsing told The High Point Enterprise. “Investigators were able to gather enough evidence to eventually charge him.”

The fire in late December heavily damaged the former school building.