Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - A spokesperson for the Strongsville Education Association said a federal mediator wants attorneys to meet Wednesday night to see if both sides are truly ready to sit down and negotiate in good faith.
Christine Canning with the teachers union said this does not mean talks have resumed.
Meanwhile, Strongsville City Schools Superintendent John Krupinski said attendance was the highest its been all week Wednesday, hitting 81 percent system-wide. That's as more substitute teachers are being added daily.
But several high school students said they are not being taught anything, watching movies in study halls and sleeping. High-schoolers said they just walked out of the high school because of boredom and want their teachers to return to work. Others joined teachers on the picket line.
Students also said teachers took classroom text books, supplies and posters with them before going on strike. Canning said teachers only took what they bought with their own money.
Although there is an attorneys' meeting, no official collective bargaining talks are scheduled as day four of the strike looms on Thursday.
All preschools, elementary schools and the high school were closed Monday in Strongsville after a bomb threat.
The principal of Chapman Elementary School in Strongsville is asking the community to be on the lookout for vandals who've been targeting the school and destroying property.
Families in Strongsville are hoping the fresh start of a new school year will remove the bitter taste from a teachers' strike that divided the community last spring.
The president of the Cleveland Teachers Union is suing the Strongsville City Schools Board of Education for information about teachers and subs who taught during the Strongsville teachers' strike.
Declining enrollment is cause for cutting teaching positions, according to Strongsville school officials.
A Strongsville High School Spanish teacher that crossed the picket line returned to work Tuesday to find many of her classroom belongings ruined.
Strongsville schools returned to normal Tuesday as teachers went back to their classrooms after the strike.
Strongsville teachers went back to school Monday afternoon after an eight-week strike that ended over the weekend.
The end to an eight-week-long teachers' strike in Strongsville brought about mixed emotions in the suburban-Cleveland community.