A Michigan assistant principal was charged for allegedly breaking into a student’s home after dropping them off there earlier, according to police.
Amy Buchanan, who works at Smith Middle School, is accused of staging a home invasion Friday in Troy to look for prescription pills, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The home security system notified the owner about motion detected inside the residence and authorities were contacted.
Security footage allegedly showed 47-year-old Buchanan walking through the home, ransacking drawers and a purse, according to officials. The homeowner reported that $40 was stolen.
Police tracked down and arrested Buchanan who claimed she was searching for prescription pills.
The school administrator was charged Saturday with second-degree home invasion and ordered held on $500 bond.
Troy School District officials said Buchanan was placed on administrative leave following the arrest.
“We understand that this news may be very difficult for some students and staff at Smith Middle School as classes begin on Tuesday,” a statement obtained by the Detroit Free Press said. “Appropriate resources and support will be made available to anyone who needs them.”
By JACKIE SALO