One of the teenagers accused of burning the Old Hattiesburg High School building made his first court appearance Wednesday.
Bond for 17-year-old Mikheal Powell was set at $100,000 for each count of arson and $25,000 for commercial burglary.
Powell was out on bond for auto burglary charges when authorities believe he set the fires.
The other suspect is a 16-year-old juvenile who has not been charged as an adult. He remains in custody at the Forrest County Detention Center.
Both teenagers are being charged two counts of arson and one count of commercial burglary for setting fire to the Old Hattiesburg High School building on May 29 and starting another fire at an apartment complex in Hattiesburg.
If Powell makes bond, officials say he'll be put on house arrest.
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