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Schools near Pennsylvania trooper killer suspect manhunt reopen

CANADENSIS, Pa. -- Two schools closed for more than a week due to a massive police manhunt have reopened in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers are still searching for 31-year-old Eric Frein in the dense woods surrounding nearby Canadensis, where his parents live.

Frein is charged with opening fire at the Blooming Grove barracks during a shift change on the night of Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously injuring Trooper Alex Douglass.

Pennsylvania manhunt for Eric Frein continues

Frein is described by authorities as a survivalist, marksman and war re-enactment enthusiast who planned the attack for years, extensively researching how to avoid police manhunts and experimenting with explosives. Frein has held anti-law enforcement views for many years, police said.

Authorities believe they have Frein contained within a 5-square-mile perimeter around his parents' home.

On Monday, armored cars with groups of men and women in fatigues rushed in to check a self storage facility following a tip, while heavily armed troopers lined Route 390, according to CBS affiliate WYOU in Wilkes-Barre.

WYOU reported that students returned to class Monday at Monsignor McHugh Elementary in Cresco and Evergreen Charter School in Barrett Township.

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Some districts canceled classes during the early days of the manhunt because officials didn't want buses traveling through the search area to pick up children.

The Pocono Mountain School District resumed regular bus service Monday, with the exception of a few stops.

Some local residents people were growing impatient with what seems to be a never ending pursuit, with some wondering when and if this search and the heavy police presence will end.

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