Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - A Strongsville teacher was arrested outside of a school while picketing for the teachers' strike.
Strongsville police said 36-year-old Ian Steffen of Medina "continued to attempt to impede traffic in the area of Center Middle School after receiving repeated audible direction from a uniformed officer to clear the driveway."
The incident happened at about 5:35 a.m. Wednesday. The police report said Steffan, who officers spotted at the school for the past two days, had been warned three times about blocking the entrance just Wednesday morning.
Steffen was charged with one count of disorderly conduct.
According to Center Middle School's website, Steffen is a science teacher at the school.
Police said the case has been referred to the Berea Municipal Court.
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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.