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Belton High School Senior Arrested Following Fatal Stabbing; Belton PD

Officials say the 18-year-old has been taken into custody where he awaits formal charges

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Belton Police say one student is dead and another has been taken into custody following the fatal stabbing that took place on campus Tuesday morning.

According to investigators, 18-year-old Jose Luis Ramierz Jr. died after he was stabbed during a fight with another student in a bathroom at Belton High School.

Belton Police said Wednesday that Caysen Tyler Allison, an 18-year-old high school senior, was charged with murder in Ramirez's death. Allison remained jailed Wednesday evening. Jail records did not list an attorney who could on behalf of Allison.

Authorities said that Allison ran out of the school after the stabbing and was taken into custody about 20 minutes later.

The school, which is located 60 miles outside of Austin and has about 2,500 students, canceled classes on Wednesday as police continue to investigate.

On Tuesday night, hundreds of people gathered for a prayer service and balloon release for the Ramirez family, the Temple Daily Telegram reported.

Itty Henry, a Belton High School senior, said Ramirez had the ability to always make people smile.

"He always had the right jokes and everybody loved him," Henry said. "I don't think I can name a person that didn't like him because he always put other people before himself."

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