Camp fires white worker who pulled gun on black visitors

Updated: May. 29, 2019 at 10:57 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A white employee of a Mississippi campground has been fired after video showed her holding a gun while telling an African American couple to leave because they did not have a reservation.

Kampgrounds of America spokesman Mike Gast says Tuesday that the employee "has been relieved of her duties at the Starkville KOA."

A video posted Sunday to the Facebook page of Jessica Richardson of Macon, Mississippi, shows a woman in a KOA shirt holding a gun as Richardson and her husband say they did not know they needed a reservation.

Richardson did not immediately return messages Tuesday from The Associated Press.

Gast says KOA "does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner" on its properties or franchises.

Starkville’s about 125 miles (181 kilometers) northeast of Jackson.

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