A Texas teen was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a fellow classmate to death during a fight in a high school bathroom. The suspect admitted to stabbing his fellow student, according to the affidavit.
Caysen Tyler Allison, 18, is accused of killing Jose Luis “Joe” Ramirez Jr., 18, during a fight in a bathroom at the Belton High School on Tuesday, according to the Belton Police Department.
Belton police officers found Ramirez in the school bathroom with “large puncture wounds to his chest,” according to KWTX.
Ramirez was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. Ramirez had suffered “multiple stab and slash injuries along his chest, back, legs and arm.”
Following the stabbing, the school was put on lockdown.
Witnesses informed authorities that Allison had fled on foot from the school at the time of the stabbing. Allison – a high school senior – was reportedly arrested off-campus at his home roughly 20 minutes after the fight in the bathroom.
KXXV reported, “Allison provided a sworn statement, stating that he stabbed Ramirez Jr. during a fight between them, according to the affidavit.”
“A search warrant was executed on Allison’s residence where police recovered a folding knife…” the arrest affidavit said.
“Police later obtained video footage showing Allison brandish a knife and stab Ramirez during a fight inside a school restroom before the video end[ed] abruptly,” stated the arrest affidavit.
On Wednesday, Allison was charged with murder and booked into the Bell County Jail with a bond set at $1 million.
Belton Police Police Department Deputy Chief Larry Berg said, “The assistance we received from Belton ISD and the Temple Police Department was instrumental to achieving this outcome. We appreciate them very much.”
Parent Sarah Lopez said, “It’s too close to home. You hear it all the time, but when it actually happens at home, it’s shocking because you start thinking about the community and you think of the people you work closely with that also have children going here.”
Counselors were available to students who were experiencing emotional trauma from the fatal stabbing.
All classes at Belton High School were canceled on Thursday and Friday. The school will reopen Monday: However, students who “feel unsafe” or “need more time processing what happened” will be given an additional grace period, according to KCEN-TV.
Updates on Belton High student killed in school stabbing