She was in class teaching when her phone went off.
It was daughter Kim texting her that she was on lockdown in her home...on the navy base.
“Kim says I wasn't aware of the shooting but I was aware that we had the lockdown as normal I thought a storm was coming,”
Kim was a few buildings away from where a gunman was on a shooting rampage.
She kicked into survival mode, protecting her two year old daughter and newborn son.
“She had a calm about her. She's strong been in the air force, already served,” said mom.
Kim’s husband, a security intelligence officer was off base.
Now back home with the kids, it's all beginning to sink in.
“I would assume that dept of navy and army will take steps, as will army...I mean we had this happen at fort hood by one of their own,” said Mike Spicer
Security Specialist Mike Spicer says the navy yard shooting calls for better training and increased scrutiny of everyone going in and out of the base.
“Who are these people coming off and coming on and do they have access, a reason to be on the facility?,” he said.
Mom is also asking questions.
“I was wondering myself how did he come up with all the ammunition and how'd he get the firearms?”
Dianne say today’s violence and ongoing investigation won’t stop her from visiting her daughter and son in law on the base in a couple weeks.