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Former Troy assistant principal pleads no contest to breaking into student's home

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Posted at 7:34 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 07:34:33-04

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Right before her trial, a former assistant principal in Troy pleaded no contest to breaking into a student's home.

Amy Buchanan's trial was supposed to start Thursday.

Buchanan is accused of breaking into a student's home to look for drugs. Buchanan reportedly told officers that she was looking for prescirption pills inside the home. The homeowner reported that $40 in cash was taken from the home.

Her lawyer claims an old sports injury fueled an addiction to opioids.

Buchanan faces up to 15 years in prison at her sentencing next month. She resigned from Smith Middle School after her arrest in August.