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11-year-old boy finds trail camera hidden in bushes watching school bus stop

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Residents of Redmond, Washington, discovered two hidden trail cameras in their neighborhood pointed at a children's bus stop and a resident's driveway.

Fox News reports that David Springgay, a resident of the region of Union Hill, told reporters that his 11-year-old son found one of the cameras by a school bus stop, where children wait to be picked up for school each morning.

The camera was covered in foliage designed to hide the device in bushes. The camouflage was attached with hot glue.

The resident asked his neighbors if any of them owned the camera, and when no one claimed ownership, he downloaded the footage, only to find out his own children were captured on the device.

"You could see in the images that there was my teenage daughter," he said.

"You saw my kids, my elementary-age kids, come and be down there and wait for the bus," he added.

The footage also contained the person who is believed to have set up the cameras; however, the black and white footage did not clearly identify the individual, as it was taken at night.

"He was doing it at 3 in the morning, so it's a black and white, grainy picture," Springgay said.

"The camera is connected to the cellular network," he went on. "All those images were being potentially uploaded to whoever placed the camera there," the father continued.

The second camera was found by another neighborhood resident the following week, just a few yards away from the first camera, and was also obscured from plain sight.

The second device was pointed at a resident's driveway, capturing footage of the vehicles that were traveling to and from the property.

Springgay says he turned a camera in to King County Sheriff's Office, but the camera was being treated as found property, as there has been no known crime committed as yet.

The concerned parent said that if there is an investigation into a crime, authorities could then possibly obtain the purchaser information.

"Once a crime is committed, then they can use it as reason to get the records from the company that manufactures the camera," said Springgay.

The King County Sheriff's Office reported that there had been "no updates" in a statement to Fox News Digital.

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