Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Two weeks into the Strongsville teachers' strike, parents want teachers to come back to their classrooms even if it means crossing pickets lines.
They rallied along Route 82 near the center of town for four hours.
Organizer Paul Komarek called it a neutral rally that was neither anti-teacher or pro-board, however many carried signs that clearly showed they had chosen sides.
"We feel that the teachers have a good contract on the table," Komarek told the crowd, "that they're fighting over petty stuff at this point. They're the top 16 out of 600 paid teachers in the state of Ohio. In this economy when everyone is tightening their belts, we all need to tighten our belts."
Late Friday afternoon the school board announced the federal mediator has called both sides to a meeting Sunday.
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.