Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Early Thursday morning, Strongsville teachers set up in front of Center Middle School to picket on day four of the teachers' strike.
Tensions between the teachers' union and school officials seem to be growing after an unsuccessful meeting Wednesday night. Neither side is willing to budge on their contract proposals.
Thursday morning, more police and more security guards were stationed in the parking lot of the school.
One teacher told police he was struck by a car coming into the lot.
A fellow teacher on the picket lines yelled to the car saying, "you left a tire mark on his leg."
That teacher who was allegedly hit didn't appear to be majorly injured, but left the picket lines to file a police report at the Strongsville Police Station. The Strongsville police log said that a person was struck by a car and police were called out to investigate around 6:17 a.m.
Throughout the morning, police warned the teachers picketing to move out of the driveway as the substitute teachers reported to school. The teachers continued to picket in front of that entryway. At times, they got out of the way. Other times, they were slow to move.
The police log noted an incident at 5:09 a.m. that 30 protestors were blocking a driveway, were told to move and were back out in the same spot again.
Strongsville teacher Ian Steffen was arrested in this area Wednesday morning. He was taken to jail for allegedly blocking traffic and charged with disorderly conduct.
Thursday morning, Steffen was back on the picket lines in the same location. He told NewsChannel5 "no comment."
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.