St. Paul dad accused of pointing AK-47 at daughter over grades

12:02 AM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - A St. Paul man is charged with two felony counts of Terroristic Threats for allegedly pointing an assault rifle at his daughter in a dispute over her grades.

A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County says police were called to St. Paul Central High School January 17 on a report of an assault against a student. A social worker there had been contacted by a parent who said she was monitoring her son's social media activity when she saw a message from the alleged victim. The girl had said her father had threatened her with an AK-47 assault rifle.

When interviewed by the social worker the 15-year-old said the incident happened January 13. The two were arguing over two Bs that 51-year-old Kirill Bart Bartashevitch thought should be As. The girl says Bartashevitch grabbed the weapon and pointed it at her after she swore and told him that she hated him.

The teen's mother backed up her story and also said Bartashevitch pushed her down during the confrontation.

Police then interviewed Bartashevitch, who admitted he pointed the gun but insisted it wasn't loaded.

If found guilty Kirill Bart Bartashevitch faces a maximum of five years in prison on each count.

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