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Kirill Bartashevitch of St. Paul pointed AK-47 at daughter after argument over her grades [MUG]

It's good to have high expectations for your kids, but this is ridiculous.
It's good to have high expectations for your kids, but this is ridiculous.

Kirill Bartashevitch, 51, faces two felony counts of terroristic threats after pointing an AK-47 at his daughter. He was allegedly upset because she was getting two B's in school instead of straight A's.

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And you thought you had it rough when your dad would break out the belt!

A WCCO report details the altercation, which happened on January 13 and was reported to authorities four days later:

According to the complaint, St. Paul Police responded to St. Paul Central High School on Jan. 17 after a report of an assault against a 15-year-old female student. A social worker at the school had received a report from a parent who had been monitoring her son's electronic communications. The communications showed that Bartashevitch had sent the son a message that he had pointed an AK-47 rifle at the girl.

The complaint states that the girl and Bartashevitch were arguing at their residence on Jan. 13 about her grades in school. She was getting two Bs in school instead of two As. He swore at the girl, who then told him she hated him, and he grabbed a recently purchased AK-47 and pointed it at her.

According to the complaint, he bought the rifle because he knew it would soon be banned. The girl's mother jumped between them when he pointed the gun, and the girl was eventually ordered to go to her room by Bartashevitch.

The girl's mother told police that when she intervened, Bartasevitch threw her to the floor and that he pointed the gun at both of them, the complaint states.

The Pioneer Press reports that Bartasevitch told police "the gun wasn't loaded and he'd checked the chamber before he pointed it at them."

Bartashevitch faces a maximum of five years in the slammer on each count. Meanwhile, we can't help but wonder what horrible things might've happened had his daughter actually, you know, received some bad grades.


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