The Baltimore FBI is investigating an Oct. 28 incident in which a bullet was fired at a predominantly black church in Northeast Baltimore.
A small-caliber bullet pierced a classroom window at Miracle Baptist Church in the 4600 block of Moravia Road, narrowly missing a female student in a first-floor classroom in the church's school. The bullet was recovered from a wall by police.
Three white male teens were arrested shortly after the 2 p.m. incident.
Because the incident involved a place of worship, the FBI is conducting a full-blown investigation to determine if the shooting was motivated by hatred of one's race or religion, and if anyone's civil rights were violated, said agent Pete Gulotta, Baltimore FBI spokesman.
Sgt. Kyle Lee of the Northeastern District said the youths were arrested and two rifles were recovered at a house near the church.
Lee said the boys were charged as juveniles with reckless endangerment and were released to their parents.