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Student Found With ‘Ghost Gun' at DC School: Police

A record number of ghost guns have been recovered in D.C. this year

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A student entering a D.C. school was found to have a “ghost gun” on Tuesday afternoon, police say. 

The 18-year-old student was entering Eastern Senior High School, near RFK Stadium, at about 12:15 p.m. when the weapon was detected in his bag as he went through the X-ray scanner, police said. 

The student was taken into custody without incident for carrying a pistol without a license and possession of unregistered ammunition.

Ghost guns are sold as parts and assembled by the user. They have no serial number, require no background check and can sometimes evade metal detectors, the News4 I-Team reported earlier this month

A record number of ghost guns have been recovered in D.C. this year, the I-Team reported. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.