A man was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after pointing a machine gun at his daughter for getting a B grade on her report card, according to police reports in Minnesota.
Kirill Bartashevitch, 51, had recently bought the gun, according to a criminal complaint.
Bartashevitch and his 15-year-old daughter were discussing her grades at their home in St. Paul, the complaint states. The father at one point swore at the girl for her lack of getting an A grade. In response, the girl told him that she hated him, which led him to pointing the machine gun at her.
A social worker from the girl's school notified police of the event. The social worker said that the girl had sent a text message to her friend about the incident. The mother of the friend had seen the message and told the social worker about it.
Bartashevitch’s wife told investigators that her daughter was telling the truth about what happened. She added that she tried to protect her daughter, but her husband pushed her to the ground and pointed the gun at her as well.
The daughter was taken to a shelter and Bartashevitch was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats.