Posted at: 09/16/2013 11:56 PM
| Updated at: 09/17/2013 9:43 AM
By: Jessica Layton
There are many Capital Region natives living and working in the Washington, D.C. area who took to Facebook and Twitter to let their families and friends here at home know they were okay.
One of them was a physical therapist whose workplace went into lockdown after the shootings. Stephanie Morici is a 2004 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake graduate. The school where she now works as a physical therapist is 1.5 miles from the Navy Yard and was in lockdown all day.
Morici said the entire day was completely unsettling.
"It's always so sad when you hear about a shooting and when it happens where you live and work, it's unreal. You go to work and you don't think of those things. And when something like this happens it makes you feel grateful for what you have," Morici said.
Morici lives in the D.C. area with her husband of four months, Matt. The two were grateful to be safe and sound Monday night, but they say their hearts go out to the victims and their families.