Principal Wade Stanfield, right, visited with Anaya Ellis, age 10 at Lexington Traditional Magnet School (LTMS) during the first day of school in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 13, 2014. Wednesday was Stanfield's first day as principal at LTMS.  Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Principal Wade Stanfield, right, visited with Anaya Ellis, age 10 at Lexington Traditional Magnet School (LTMS) during the first day of school in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 13, 2014. Wednesday was Stanfield's first day as principal at LTMS. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
Principal Wade Stanfield, right, visited with Anaya Ellis, age 10 at Lexington Traditional Magnet School (LTMS) during the first day of school in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 13, 2014. Wednesday was Stanfield's first day as principal at LTMS. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

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