Update: Student stabbed counselor after alleged sexual assault

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CARRIZO SPRINGS, TEXAS (KSAT) - Authorities have released more details regarding the case of a high school counselor who was allegedly stabbed to death by a teenager earlier this week.

John Michael Alvarado

According to arrest documents, 18-year-old John Michael Alvarado was charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed 50-year-old Carlos Pena who was allegedly trying to grab his private area.

According to the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office Pena, Pena, a counselor at Carrizo Springs High School was found dead Tuesday night at his home in Asherton.

The arrest affidavit says Alvarado admitted to killing Pena after the alleged sexual assault.

Court documents say Alvarado punched Pena in the face several times and then grabbed his right leg, which is when Alvarado got a pocketknife and stabbed him in the neck, torso, and abdomen.

Alvarado then contacted authorities, which is when he was arrested.

Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd says he told investigators that he would be waiting in front of the home which is where they found him.

At this time, it is unclear why Alvarado was at Pena’s home.

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A counselor at Carrizo Springs High School was found dead with stab wounds at a home on Tuesday evening.

Authorities are still trying to piece together what happened, but the person responsible is believed to be someone from the same school.

Highway patrol, along with Dimmit County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene and found 50-year-old Carlos Peña.

Authorities say he is from Asherton and works in Carrizo Springs.

The district lists his position as a migrant counselor at the school and the Texas Rangers believe the teen detained at the scene may be a student at the same high school; however, district officials have yet confirmed these details.

The rangers say the teen is being cooperative but as to why this happened, they don't have a motive.

They are still investigating to develop a motive from other factors.

A suspect was arrested in this case.

That person was identified as 18-year-old John Michael Alvarado.

He is being charged with murder and held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.