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The double-wide was reportedly towed into the parking lot by a Dodge pickup truck and then left at the scene.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A dilapidated double-wide mobile home was abandoned in the parking lot of Echo Shaw Elementary School in Cornelius on Saturday, Sept. 15.Washington County sheriff's deputies are searching for the culprit behind the apparent abandonment of half of a double-wide mobile home in the parking lot of an elementary school in Cornelius.

A pickup truck reportedly drove into the parking lot of Echo Shaw Elementary School towing the mobile home behind it, then left it behind, on Saturday, Sept. 15. Neighbors reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office, which provides police services in Cornelius.

The mobile home has mold inside and is considered a hazard, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The Cornelius Fire Department inspected a number of barrels inside the structure to determine whether they contained any hazardous material, but the fire department concluded they were empty, it stated on Facebook.

As of Saturday evening, deputies were working to have the mobile home removed from school property.

The Cornelius Fire Department said that video of the incident showed the truck that left the mobile home in the Echo Shaw parking lot to be a Dodge 2500 pickup. The truck is white in color, the Sheriff's Office stated.

Anyone with information on the incident or who may have been involved is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A mobile home dumped outside Echo Shaw Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 15, contains mold and is considered a hazard, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the structure reportedly abandoned outside Echo Shaw Elementary School was one-half of a double-wide mobile home, not the entire unit.

By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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