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Texas student fatally stabbed at school; classmate jailed

10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, May 04 2022 May 4, 2022 May 04, 2022 10:01 AM May 04, 2022 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KWTX

BELTON, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old student has died after he was stabbed during a fight at a Texas high school and another student was taken into custody, authorities said.

Jose Luis Ramirez Jr. died after he was stabbed Tuesday morning in a campus bathroom at Belton High School, about 60 miles north of Austin, police said.

Belton Police Chief Gary Ellis said a high school senior was jailed in connection with the attack and was awaiting formal charges. Authorities said that student ran out of the school after the stabbing and was taken into custody about 20 minutes later.

KWTX identified that suspect as 18-year-old Caysen Allison.

Classes were canceled Wednesday at the school, which has about 2,500 students. 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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