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Father accused of pointing AK-47 at daughter over grades released

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The St. Paul man who was arrested after he was accused of pointing an assault rifle at his daughter during an argument over her report card is now out of jail.

Kirill Bartashevitch, 52, posted $20,000 bond on Monday and was released from the Ramsey County Jail at about 1:30 p.m. The conditions of his release prohibit him from possessing guns or having any contact with his wife or daughter.

Bartashevitch works for Minneapolis Public Schools and is an ordained Russian Orthodox priest, and he told FOX 9 News he had no comment about the two charges of terroristic threats that he now faces.

Police arrested Bartashevitch after his daughter sent a text message to a friend from Central High School to say her father had pointed an AK-47 at her after she came home with two B grades on her report card.

Bartashevitch's 15-year-old daughter was placed in protective custody after the classmate's mother reported the text message to a social worker at school.

In an interview with the social worker, the victim said they were arguing about her grades when she swore at her father and said she "hated" him. At that point, Bartashevitch grabbed his newly-purchased gun and pointed it at his daughter.

The girl's mother told police she stepped between the two, and that Bartashevitch pushed her to the ground and pointed the gun at both of them. The daughter said she wasn't scared because she didn't think the gun was loaded.

Bartashevitch admitted pointing the gun at both his wife and daughter during an interview with police; however, he said the gun was not loaded and that he checked the chamber before pointing it at them.

Court records indicate the teen was suicidal after the argument with her father. She remains in protective custody.

Court documents also indicate that Bartashevitch's wife did not feel comfortable leaving their daughter home alone with her father, citing his quick temper. In fact, she often made arrangements for the girl to be elsewhere if the two would have otherwise been home alone.

Child Protection Services told FOX 9 News that the girl could go back to stay with her mother as long as long as her mother obtained an order of protection against Bartashevitch; however, she has refused to do that so far.

Both Bartashevitch and his wife will appear in family court on Tuesday. Bartashevitch will return to criminal court on Friday..

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