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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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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 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.
He added: "Truancy sweeps jointly with the local police have taken place and others are planned to identify those children who have truanted."
An estimated one in four school-aged offenders has truanted significantly.