BELTON, Texas (FOX 44) – The Belton Independent School District released a statement Wednesday night concerning the murder charges filed against 18-year-old Caysen Tyler Allison.

He is accused of stabbing Jose Ramirez, Jr. and causing his death Tuesday, May 3rd.

We have been made aware that the Belton Police Department has charged one of our students with murder. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement and appreciate their professionalism through this process.

We continue to work with our law enforcement partners as we plan for the safe return of our students and staff. We will share additional information about resources and support for our students and staff later today.

Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to our entire Big Red Community.”

Belton ISD

The district says the Belton community is devastated to lose Jose Ramirez, Jr.

Administrators are working with the Belton Police Department to ensure students are able to return to school as swiftly and safely as possible. The district is fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities as the investigation continues.

The district is partnering with community services, as well as its own counseling staff, to appropriately meet the needs of students and staff as they cope with these events.

The district will share additional information, including a decision about holding school for Belton High School, later on Wednesday. Its primary goal is to take care of students, staff, and community.