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

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 16:49:32-04

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

According to an arrest citation, Calvin Craft fired a gun at a teenager following an altercation. It also says that Craft was texted by someone in the camp who wasn’t sure who was attempting to fix the vehicle on the camp’s property.

That’s when, officials say, Craft went over to investigate. Witnesses say that Craft brandished his weapon and threatened a 16-year-old who was near the car with his father.

The 16-year-old was not a camper.

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

The camp tells LEX 18 that Craft had the gun for target shooting purposes and not with the expressed intent of hurting anyone. 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.

The camp was on lockdown for several hours after the incident but has since returned to normal schedule.