CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — Police say Anheuser-Busch heir William Busch has been cited with assault after intervening in an altercation between his son and a fellow sixth-grader at a basketball practice in suburban St. Louis.
Police said in a news release Saturday that 58-year-old Busch allegedly grabbed the 11-year-old student and pushed him into a wall in November at the gym at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur.
The other adults separated Busch and the child. Police say the child told investigators he wasn’t injured.
Busch received a summons for fourth-degree assault, a municipal ordinance violation.
Busch’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, says Busch intervened after school personnel failed to react when his son was “bullied — actually sucker-punched — by a much larger middle school student.”