Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - The principal of Chapman Elementary School in Strongsville is fed up.
Vandals have been targeting his school and lately, they've crossed the line.
"They're risking their own lives and their own safety, wasting taxpayer money and disgracing our school," Andy Trujillo said.
The latest act of vandalism happened over the Labor Day weekend when someone destroyed a buckeye tree that students planted a few years ago on Arbor Day. Before that, the vandals hoisted a steel table top and bicycles up the flagpole.
Trujillo said they've left drug paraphernalia on the playground and carved obscenities on classroom windows.
"We put a camera up," he said, "and somebody risked their own life and limb to climb over barbed wire, onto an antenna, jump on the building roof just to knock it down."
"Statistics tell us it's most likely teenage males that live right here in the immediate community," Trujillo said. "I think they're bored and unsupervised."
He said police will be keeping an eye on the area and he's asking the community to keep their eyes and ears open, too, and report anything they see.
"Enough is enough," he said. "So I'm asking the community to help me and maybe we can put an end to it."
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.