According to the Daily Mail
, Bartashevitch allegedly pointed the weapon at the girl during a heated argument over her school grades. The school girl, who has not been identified, said her father pointed the gun at her in anger becasue her report card did not show straight A's.
reports the teenager texted a male school friend at St. Paul's Central High School, St. Paul, Minnesota. She told her friend about the confrontation with her father on January 17. The friend's mother saw the message and alerted the school's social worker who called the police.
Bartashevitch allegedly pointed the weapon at his child after she swore at him while they argued.
The Daily Mail
reports he had only recently bought two assault rifles from a gunshop. He bought them in anticipation of the Obama administration's gun restriction policy.
Bartashevitch's daughter allegedly said she "hated" him when he challenged her about her "poor" school grades. She then swore at him. He allegedly pulled the gun at the girl in anger. When his wife intervened, he shoved her to the ground and pointed the gun at both before he ordered his daughter to her bedroom.
reports that when St. Paul police searched Bartashevitch's home, they found ammunition and receipts for the two guns.
He admitted to the police that he pulled an AK-47 on his daughter but said the gun was not loaded. His daughter also reportedly said she was not afraid when her father pointed the rifle at her because she knew it was not loaded.
Bartashevitch was charged at Ramsey County District Court with two counts of terroristic threats for pointing a gun at two people, his daughter and his wife.
The The Seattle Times
reports Bartashevitch's bail was set at $20,000. He is an employee of Minneapolis Public Schools. His bail conditions stipulate he should not contact his wife and daughter.
He faces a maximum prison sentence of five years for each count, and a $10,000 fine.
According to the Seattle Times
, the girl has been taken to a shelter.