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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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MrWilliams said youngsters who played truant could become involved in anti-social behaviour and trouble communities.
In Sefton, 2,000 primary school pupils out of 19,075 missed at least one half day last year; in Wirral, out of 22,823 students, 2,239 played truant; in Knowsley, 2,576 pupils out of 12,413 played truant and, in St Helens, 1,568 youngsters played truant out of a total of 13,107.
The new study shows around one in three of the pupils who had played truant in the past year said they had taken drugs in the last month, compared with 6% of non-truants.
However, 10 per cent said they missed class because they were being bullied, while six per cent of children in the survey said they played truant because of a hangover.
Christine Irvine, the council's cabinet member for children and young people, said it would continue to bring prosecutions where youngsters continually played truant
TENNESSEE prosecutors summoned parents of children who repeatedly played truant to attend a meeting about the law concerning excessive absences.
ULSTER schoolkids played truant more than a million times last year - the highest rate in the UK.
In Wirral, out of 22,823 students, 2,239 truanted' in Knowsley, 2,576 pupils out of 12,413 played truant and in St Helens 1,568 youngsters played truant out of a total of 13,107.