Troy middle school assistant principal arrested for home invasion

Posted at 6:25 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 17:09:53-04

An assistant principal at a Troy middle school was arrested on Friday night for home invasion, according to Troy police.

Police say they were called to the home near Square Lake and Livernois around 7 p.m.

The homeowner told police that around 4:30 p.m., they received an alert from their security company that motion was detected by camera systems. After reviewing the footage, the homeowner identified the person inside as Amy Buchanan, the assistant principal at Smith Middle School

According to police, Buchanan may have known the home because she drove a student to the home earlier in the day. 

Officers arrested Buchanan, who told officers she was looking for prescription pills inside the home. The homeowner reported that $40 in cash was taken from the home.

She was arraigned on second degree home invasion charges on Saturday morning and given a $500 bond.

The school district released the following statement sent out to parents about the incident:

Troy Police have informed us that Smith Middle School Assistant Principal Amy Buchanan has been arrested and charged in connection with a felony property crime incident on Friday afternoon. Though we are cooperating with police, district officials have no direct information concerning this incident and are referring all questions to the Troy Police Department. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot add any further details. Ms. Buchanan has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

We understand that this news may be very difficult for some students and staff at Smith Middle School as classes begin on Tuesday. Appropriate resources and support will be made available to anyone who needs them.