"It was pretty scary. It's a phone call you don't want to get," said mom Amber Connor.
But it's the call Connor received from her son's school, that nine-year-old David had been robbed at knife point for his iPhone Thursday morning.
"The only reason he has a phone is my ex-husband and I have different schedules. It's a tool for him to communicate with one or both of us whenever he needs us. That's the only reason he takes it to school. During school he hands it over to the principal and gets it afterward." Connor said. "You're thinking he's safe with that anywhere. Especially at school especially in your own neighborhood," she said.
Chase Davis, 11, and his nine-year-old brother Kendrick didn't have to hear about the hold up secondhand.
"I was sitting right there. I had tears coming out of my eyes because I was thinking about it," Chase said. "They say life or death, it came so quick I didn't know if the little boy got cut or not."
"She had put the box cutter up to his neck, then she said give me your f-ing phone or I'll cut your neck," Kendrick added.
That front row seat has given these and other kids a bigger lesson than they would learn in the classroom.
"I would have gave the phone up because it wasn't worth my life," said Kendrick.
Amber Connor believes it's a lesson for parents as well, to warn their kids to keep electronics out of sight for safety's sake.
"I do want parents to know that it can happen and that you put the iPhone away," she said. "Put it in the backpack, do not have it out. It won't just happen in a dark alley. It will happen at 8 o'clock in the morning in front of kids."
North Little Rock police officers were conducting interviews with students who witnessed the event at the bus stop, in addition to neighbors in the area.
The kids at the bus stop disagree on whether the robber was male or female, but they describe the person as wearing a black jacket with the hood pulled up, black pants, and a bandana over his or her face. The robber was last seen running north on Willow Street.