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Portland woman says sister in San Bernardino was 'on lockdown' for hours

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For a while Wednesday, a Portland woman only knew that her sister was "in lockdown" near the shooting in San Bernardino.

The deadly attack happened at the Inland Regional Center, which offers help and services to people with mental disabilities.

It is a place Jamie Narozniak knows well. She used to live in San Bernardino, and said she's heartbroken such an attack would happen at a place that helps a lot of people.

Narozniak’s sister Tamika Hendricks is a teacher at a special needs school close to where the shooting happened. The school has been in lockdown for hours, and Hendricks said the experience has been unnerving for teachers and kids.

"We were all just nervous. Wanting to know, you know, what was going on. You know, at first, you always think things are rumors. But, you know, everybody is getting on their phone, and stuff, and checking, and we confirmed it,” she said. “And we're just praying for the families and whatever, and hope everybody can get home safely."

Narozniak is grateful her sister is safe, but worries about who has been hurt or killed.

“It’s very scary, it's unsettling. I have a huge family down there, everyone is connected,” she said. “The hard part will be waiting to hear who, who the victims were."

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