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KCPD investigating after reports of man watching students at Park HIll bus stop

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City, Missouri police department is investigating following reports of a man watching students at a bus stop Wednesday morning.

Park Hill School District said they were notified by KCPD that the subject was watching students at a bus stop at 87th and Wayland.

There were also reports the same person was taking photos of nearby homes.

Police do not know whether this person intended to steal property or to harm students.

Neighbors FOX4 spoke with in the area said they'll keep a close watch of their own kids and of their neighbors kids when they go to and from school.

"I don`t like it being a former teacher and knowing all the children right around here," neighbor Rita Menendez said. "It scares me. I know a lot of the parents are down here with the children in the morning so that's one relief but it still bothers me as a parent. My children are old. But these are kids. They shouldn't have to be worrying about going to a school bus stop and having something like this happen to them."

The school district have informed the families of their students.

KCPD and the Platte County Sheriff's Department are planning ot increase patrols in the area.

The school district also posted some Safety Tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for keeping your children safe.

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