Berkeley County’s sheriff says a man who was a junior at Macedonia High School has been charged in the burning of the school 23 years after the night it burned down.
Daniel Scott Harris, 40, is charged with second-degree arson and second-degree burglary, Sheriff Duane Lewis said. Harris was arrested Tuesday night.
Macedonia High School burned to the ground on Aug. 4, 1996. Investigators with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division ruled the fire arson. Lewis said Harris was 17 years old at the time of the fire.
Sheriff Duane Lewis announced the arrest at a Wednesday afternoon news conference in Moncks Corner.
Lewis said the arrest came after the discovery of a piece of evidence investigators weren’t initially aware they had. The fingerprint, he said, was in “a unique place that would have indicated involvement in this crime.”