City police officers have been pulled from their stations at the Reading Citadel intermediate high school while the school district figures out how it’s going to come up with the money to pay for them, district officials said Wednesday.
“We don’t have coverage in the building,” school board President Pierre V. Cooper told fellow board members at the end of their meeting.
“The police are circling and in the area, and they can be there at a moment’s notice,” Cooper said. ”But they are not in the building.”
The two officers stationed at the Citadel, who also serve the high school, were at the school for the first day but were reassigned to regular city patrols later in the week, Dr. Carlinda Purcell, superintendent, said after the meeting.