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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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Lee Markham's cross-genre The Truants pulls no punches in its paradigm-shifting treatment of vampire legends.
Dr Arthur said: "The government's proposal to withdraw benefits from parents of children who truant represents a very hard-line, moralistic and discriminatory approach to poorer parents.
Those concerns were heightened Wednesday when his office received an email from Texas Military Department Chief Financial Officer Pam Darden that said 60 percent of the academy's applicants come from "high school counselors/administrators that are working with truant students or from truancy courts.
Interestingly, the origin of the word truant fits nicely with the description we give the youth who is truant.
Proposing a different approach, Plaid Cymru Shadow Education Minister Simon Thomas said the Welsh Government's policy to penalise parents of pupils who play truant should be scrutinised.
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Parents are not necessarily at fault if their child plays truant and threatening them with legal action is not going to achieve anything, a new study has found.
Of course, by no means every truant child becomes involved with criminality of any kind, let alone a crime as awful as that perpetrated by Thompson and Venables.
PARENTS have been caught allowing their children to play truant from school as a "treat for Christmas".
HUNDREDS of primary school pupils are playing truant inCardiff eachday,alarming new figures reveal today.
A MUM is furious her daughter was labelled a truant when she refused to dress appropriately for a school trip to a mosque.
Young people truant for lots of reasons, from being bored or struggling in lessons to extremes such as bullying and intimidation.
A polite but exacting disciplinarian, he condemned those who played truant to his race- building ideals.