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YouTube dad who shot daughter's laptop speaks out

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Tommy Jordan fired nine rounds at his daughter's laptop for what he calls her "disrespectful" Facebook post. Tommy Jordan fired nine rounds at his daughter's laptop for what he calls her "disrespectful" Facebook post.
ALBERMARLE, N.C. -

An angry North Carolina father could earn more than $50,000 from a YouTube video where he shot his daughter's laptop over comments she made on her Facebook page.

Tommy Jordan, from the small city of Albemarle, set up a video camera from what appears to be his backyard, and read from a sheet of paper a post his daughter thought her parents would never see.

Entitled "to my parents," his 15-year-old daughter Hannah complained about her chores and wrote that her parents should pay her for the work she does around the house.

The post was filled with profanity and stated she would not be there to help her parents when they got older and needed her help.

After about seven and a half minutes of reading the post and answering the things she had written, Jordan explained that she had been grounded from the computer and Facebook for something similar and that he had threatened to "put a bullet in [her] laptop" if it happened again.

Jordan then points a pistol filled with hollow-point bullets and fires nine rounds into the laptop.

Nashville's News 2 talked to local parents and teens Monday to get their reaction to the video.

"It's probably something I wouldn't have done, but it sends a message," Father Adam Germek said.

Fifteen-year-old Maggie Greenwood said she would feel really embarrassed if she was in Hannah's shoes, but admitted she would never do what the North Carolina teen did.

Mother Lori Simmons said, "Maybe he thought that was the best thing to do for his daughter, and taking a laptop away, or shooting it, I guess, is a good way to discipline your daughter."

Jordan has refused multiple requests from television stations, but posted answers to questions from a Charlotte tv reporter.

He posted that his daughter was "mad, but in the end, she got over it quickly."

The video has generated a lot of discussion about online privacy, parental discipline and even gun control.

In his most recent post, Jordan said he has been approached by the Dr. Phil television show and that he is "working on [his] response."

Google pays users of YouTube who upload videos that go viral.

Videos that get 1,000,000 views earn $3,300 in advertising.

As of Monday afternoon, the Facebook Parenting video had more than 28,000,000 views.

There are also at least a half dozen video responses posted on Youtube, with some people rooting on Jordan's behavior and others saying they disagree with his actions.

View the entire video here on YouTube.com.

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