Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Strongsville schools returned to normal Tuesday as teachers went back to their classrooms with their students.
"It was a good first day back," said Strongsville Education Association president Tracy Linscott, who is teacher at Strongsville High School. "The kids were very excited to have us back. The teachers were excited to be back."
Strongsville teachers were on strike for eight weeks in a contract dispute with the school board. A new contract was ratified over the weekend.
Superintendent John Krupinski confirmed that an investigation is being conducted into allegations that the room of a teacher who crossed the picket line was "trashed." Linscott said there's no truth to those allegations.
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.