An 18-year-old Belton High student has been officially charged with murder after another student was fatally stabbed on campus. All classes at Belton High School with be canceled on Thursday.
The Belton Independent School District and law enforcement were investigating after senior Jose Luis Ramirez Jr. was stabbed during a fight in a school bathroom on Tuesday.
Officers responded to a call from school security in reference to a student being assaulted, according to an arrest affidavit. Police said Caysen Tyler Allison was arrested off-campus, about 20 minutes after the incident, and booked into Bell County Jail around 2 p.m.
Belton Chief of Police Gene Ellis said Jose Luis "Joe" Ramirez Jr. died from his injuries.
"Charges had been pending as investigators and prosecutors worked the case together," said police.
Allison, was in custody and being screened for a felony during a 48-hour hold. He was charged with murder on Wednesday with a bond set at $1 million.
"The assistance we received from Belton ISD and the Temple Police Department was instrumental to achieving this outcome," Deputy Chief Larry Berg said. "We appreciate them very much."
Belton ISD said "out of consideration for this very difficult time" all classes including dual credit courses will be canceled on Thursday.
"Our counseling teams will be on-site in the Belton High School library from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide support to students and staff," said Belton ISD. "Bilingual services will also be available. Parents who are driving their student to BHS will need to remain on-site to provide transportation home. Sessions will typically be 30 minutes."