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story.lead_photo.caption The 1600 block of South Summit Street in Little Rock on Tuesday morning. ( John Moritz)

A 9-year-old Little Rock boy was held at gunpoint Friday in an attempted robbery at his school bus stop, according to police.

Officers were called at 7:51 a.m. to Booker Elementary School, where the boy had told school officials about the holdup. He said he'd been alone, waiting for the bus in the 1600 block of South Summit Street, when a man approached and pointed a gun at him, a police report states. The man demanded the boy's possessions, and the boy ran away to a friend's house nearby.

The boy and his friend soon walked back to the bus stop and went to school, according to the report.

No injuries were reported, and nothing was taken.

The boy said it wasn't the first time he had seen the man in the area, the report states.

The man is described as about 30 years old, mixed race with a light beard. He wore black clothing with a white undershirt and a black cap.

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Archived Comments

  • RobertBolt
    October 27, 2015 at 10:10 a.m.

    Another proponent of open carry displays his weapon.

  • LR1955
    October 27, 2015 at 10:16 a.m.

    Was it open carry?

  • RobertBolt
    October 27, 2015 at 10:32 a.m.

    When he pulled it, it obviously was.

  • Morebeer
    October 27, 2015 at 11:06 a.m.

    The answer is to give every schoolboy a gun. No one will wave a gun around at a bus stop when every second-grader at the bus stop can pull out a .380 Glock. An iPad and a Glock for every schoolchild. I'm running for school board.

  • RobertBolt
    October 27, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.

    Are you too timid, Don'tsufferfools? Is one gun per pupil enough for everyone to be truly safe? Shouldn't we give bigger kids bigger guns to maximize playground safety through fire power?

  • Morebeer
    October 27, 2015 at 11:54 a.m.

    I'm willing to negotiate on the firepower, boltar. But please consider size and weight in regard to backpacks. I'm surprised you're willing to let kindergartners and first-graders go to school unprotected. That line was bait, to see who the real pro-gun dudes are. You failed, sir.

  • RobertBolt
    October 27, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.

    Hahaha!

  • LR1955
    October 27, 2015 at 12:39 p.m.

    I thing a GSD posted at all schools & school bus stops, if it smells gunpowder, the carrier goes down. Otherwise it's all the kids' friend.

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