SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: When will this madness ever end?

School shooting in Santa Fe, Texas / Headline SurferPeople Places & Things, Column by Henry Frederick / Headline SurferBy HENRY FREDERICK
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Column: People, Places & Things

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A quick thought in reaction to the breaking news: Here we go again, yet another school shooting, this time in Santa Fe, Texas.

The toll: Ten dead (9  students, 1 teacher) and at least 10 injured persons.

The toll: Ten dead (9 students, 1 teacher) and at least 10 injured persons.

School shootings: When will this madness ever end?

The media coverage is important and necessary. The response by politicians is all too predictable and nauseating, especially the grandstanding.

It shouldn't take yet another massacre like this for our policy makers in ccountless communities throughout the nation to recognize the need to retrofit public schools, provide more mental health screenings and mandate armed law enforcement in every school, regardless of cost.

The loss of life of our children, teachers and others targeted by deranged and evil doers is far more costly.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.