Vehicle pursuit ends at Atascadero High School


Schools placed on lockdown and shelter in place

NORTH COUNTY — A vehicle pursuit ended at Atascadero High School with the arrest of a woman Friday morning, Nov. 2.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Deputies responded at approximately 8:15 a.m. to a report of a woman sleeping in her vehicle that was parked off the side of O'Donovan Road in Creston.

When deputies tried to contact the woman, she refused to acknowledge them. The deputies checked the license and registration of the vehicle and discovered the woman, Nancy Lynn Clayburg, 43, had a suspended license plus a number of other equipment violations. When deputies attempted to contact Clayburg again, she drove off which initiated a low-speed pursuit with an average speed of approximately 40 mph, according to officials.

Law enforcement was in pursuit of a vehicle when they notified Creston Elementary around 9 a.m. that they would be passing by the school and asked to have the school shelter in place until they had passed per school officials.

A spike strip was placed on Highway 41 East which was successful, but Clayburg did not stop. She continued driving on the rims of two tires. The pursuit continued into Atascadero and Clayburg turned onto Atascadero Avenue then turned onto Atascadero Road toward Atascadero High School. Clayburg drove onto the campus of Atascadero High School and came to a dead end in the parking lot and the pursuit was terminated and Clayburg was placed into custody.

The Atascadero High School was also placed on a brief lockdown and then transitioned into a shelter in place until the area was cleared.

The Atascadero Unified School District Superintendent’s office sent a district-wide message to all parents letting them know about the details of the shelter in place and the lockdown.

“We want our school community to know that all students and staff are safe at all sites,” AUSD officials stated in an email. “We thank law enforcement for the continued partnership in communication and efforts to keep our students safe.”
The pursuit lasted approximately 25 minutes.

Clayburg was arrested on suspicion of felony evading arrest, resisting a peace officer, and driving on a suspended license. She was booked into county jail on Nov. 2 and her bail was set at  $50,000.


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