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The canteen, a maintenance shed and the gymnasium were damaged in a fire a Casino High School last year, and today a man has been charged in relation to the blaze.

About 5.30am on Friday 7 September 2018, emergency services were called to Queensland Road at Casino where they found a high school well alight.

Strike Force Stein was established by detectives from Richmond Police District to investigate the fire, which is alleged to have been deliberately lit.

During investigations, it was determined those involved in the fire allegedly committed a break-in at the school the previous day.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Grevillia Place at Casino about 7.45am today.

A number of tools, suspected of being stolen, were seized from the home.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with multiple offences, including aggravated break, enter and steal; destroy property by fire (x4); and do act with intent to pervert the course of justice.

He was refused bail to appear in Lismore Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 30 March 2019).

Police will allege the man had made false reports to Crime Stoppers and had enlisted friends to provide false statements on his behalf.

Inquiries by Strike Force Stein are continuing, and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.auInformation is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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