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Parents: Concerns grow over cameras in bathrooms

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - There's a growing concern among many parents after recording devices have been found in public restrooms in a week's time period.

A student found two cameras inside a portable toilet near a Cascade baseball field and another camera was found at the University Capitol Centre in Iowa City last week, proving these cameras can be placed just about anywhere.

And the instances don't sit well with some parents.

The Rockett family has a tradition of going to "My Waterloo Days" every year.

When it comes to safety in the crowd, Willie Rockett said he keeps a close eye on his 9-year-old son.

"I always keep an eagle eye," he said.

Waterloo Police hadn't reported any suspicious devices in the portable toilets at the "My Waterloo Days" festivities this year, but with recent reports of cameras in public restrooms, the Rocketts said they always check them out before going inside.

"Just to make sure it's clean first of all, and making sure there isn't someone hiding out inside," said Rockett.

Other parents like Jessica Gladson of Waterloo do the same.

"It's really disgusting. I don't understand why you would even think about doing that ...who even thinks about putting a camera in a bathroom? That's gross," she said.
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