Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - The end of the eight-week Strongsville teachers' strike was on the minds of students, parents and city officials Sunday.
Caroline Kennat has three children in the Strongsville school system.
"We're really, really happy," said Kennat. "We do need our teachers back. We feel that we've got excellent teachers here in the school system and we're very pleased it's over and we can move forward."
While all involved were happy the strike is over, some parents had mixed feelings about teachers returning to the classroom Tuesday.
Some parents said there are still hurt feelings that will take time to heal. Some are also concerned about their children having to go through another transition period when the regular teachers return.
Some students said they grew to like their substitute teachers and will miss them.
Zellers Elementary School sixth-grader Richie Roskoph was excited to be reunited with his regular teachers.
"My teacher was really good," said Roskoph. "We weren't learning as much and now I hope we can get back on our normal schedule and learn more."
Strongsville city officials were relieved the sidewalks outside the school board building on Pearl Road will now be 'picket sign' free.
"I'm thrilled. I'm relieved," said Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak. "I can't find enough words to express my appreciation to all the parties for coming back to the table and bringing our teachers back to the classroom."
Perciak said local churches of all denominations in Strongsville are working with the city to plan a healing service for all sides involved in the eight-week strike to help begin the healing process.
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.