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Deputies: Former Camp Counselor In Jail After Firing Rifle, Threatening 16-Year-Old

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FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A volunteer camp counselor has been jailed after he allegedly fired shots and threatened a 16-year-old.  

According to an arrest citation, Calvin Craft was texted by someone at the Sousley Military Institute who wasn't sure who was attempting to fix a vehicle on the camp's property.

Craft, who had been shooting at the range right before the incident and still had the weapon with him, went over to investigate.

Witnesses say Craft approached them yelling profanities and brandishing his weapon.

A 16-year-old, got out of the truck to work on the vehicle in question, at which point Craft allegedly threatened him by brandishing his gun. 

The teen's father then struck Craft in the face, causing the gun to go off two times. One round hitting the tire of his truck and the other striking the ground. 

Craft was working at the camp as a counselor, but officials with the camp say he was fired following the shooting.

The camp tells LEX 18 the campers were not on-site when the incident occurred.

No one was injured. Craft has been lodged in the Mason County Jail and charged with wanton endangerment.

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