As principal of Glenelg High School, David Burton believes it’s his calling to make sure everybody feels a sense of belonging at Howard County’s least diverse high school.
“A reason why I’m here is to build the community as a whole so I don’t want to not do what I think I’m called to do,” he said in his office on a Tuesday morning. “You can take some hits from time to time.”
Last May, Burton’s calling was put to the ultimate test.
May 24, 2018, set out to be a celebratory day. It was the final day of high school for Glenelg seniors and their awards ceremony.
However, school officials were welcomed that morning to a sight anything but joyous. More than 50...