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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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Education Secretary Michael Gove will unveil the clampdown within days - but he will stop short of withdrawing child-benefit payments from the parents of children who regularly play truant, an idea floated by Downing Street last year.
I CAN'T believe the story about kids who play truant being allowed to have a two-hour horse riding lesson at Barn-ston Riding Centre, costing pounds 25 each (ECHO, April 2).
A mother is likely to spend Christmas behind bars after being jailed for eight weeks for allowing her 13-year-old son to play truant.
In a bid to get them to mend their ways, kids who play truant at Cardiff's Llanedeyrn High School are being offered the chance to go to Old Trafford to meet Wayne Rooney.
She said: "Youngsters who play truant will miss out in the future.
PATRICIA Amos, the mother jailed for allowing her teenage daughters to play truant, was released early from prison yesterday.
TONY Blair is thinking of taking child benefit cash from parents who let their kids play truant.
It is thought 80,000 children a year play truant in Scotland.
By RICHARD SMITH A DRUG addict mum has been sentenced to four weeks in prison for allowing her daughter to play truant and skip almost ALL of her classes.
THIS mum has been locked up after repeatedly letting her children play truant from school.
How about pounds 1,000 fines for the following: drunken-driving, drivers without tax and insurance (and confiscate the vehicle), drivers without a licence (and forged licences), owning a dangerous dog, people who destroy grass verges with their vehicle (and make them pay to replace grass), drivers using mobile phones while the vehicle is moving, parents who allow their children to play truant, parents of ASBO louts and litter bugs?
We're not suggesting that's the best way to deal with the 6000 kids who play truant on the average school day.