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Anheuser-Busch heir accused of the attack on the son of the practice

CREVE COEUR, Mo. – The police says Anheuser-Busch heir William Busch is cited with assault after intervening in an argument between his son and a fellow sixth-grader at a basketball practice in a suburb of St. Louis.

The police said in a press release Saturday, a 58-year-old Busch allegedly grabbed the 11-year-old student and pushed him into a wall in November, the gym at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that other adults separated Busch and the child. Police say the child told investigators he was not injured.

Busch received a summons for fourth-degree assault, a municipal ordinance violation.

Busch’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, says Busch to intervene when the school staff failed to respond when his son was “bullied — in fact, sucker-slapped — by a much larger high school student.”

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Information from: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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