Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - It was another day of teachers striking in Strongsville, and concerned residents took their displeasure with the walkout to the streets early Friday.
Melissa Strzala organized the rally, which was held on the corner of Rt. 82 and Pearl Rd. The group calls themselves "Taxpayers at the Table."
Strzala said they want to take part in the contract negotiations between the Strongsville Education Association and the Board of Education.
"Taxpayers at the Table" told NewsChannel5 they take issue with the teachers' tactics. From blocking school entrances to picketing at the homes of school board members, Strazala said, "They're not showing students how to properly stand up for something they believe in."
Strazala said, "These days, people are losing jobs, paying more for health care and taking pay cuts, and teachers are not immune to the economic issues."
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.