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Eastern High student is arrested at school

- — Jasmine Hilton

An 18-year-old student was arrested at Eastern Senior High School in Kingman Park on Tuesday afternoon after school security found a handgun in his bag, D.C. police said.

Police accused the teen of carrying a pistol without a license and possession of unregister­ed ammunition.

Police said they got a call at about 12:15 p.m. for a report of a person with a weapon at Eastern Senior High School in the 1700 block of East Capitol Street NE.

Upon arrival, they said school security told officers that they noticed a handgun inside a male student’s bag as he was going through the X-ray scanner.

School security confiscate­d the weapon and detained the student, and then called police.

In an email to Eastern Senior High School parents on Tuesday, Principal Sah Brown said the school’s staff immediatel­y notified police about a weapon being on school property. D.C. police arrived and removed the weapon, Brown wrote. The incident was referred to D.C. police for further investigat­ion.

“I want to be clear that no students were harmed or directly impacted by this incident, and the weapon never made past security into our building,” Brown wrote. “The school environmen­t remained stable, and the remainder of the day continued as usual, including all instructio­n and standard dismissal procedures.”

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