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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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It may also be worth seeing who he is truanting with.
It might seem harsh, but it is what is needed to tackle the truanting crisis.
The truanting crackdown is the biggest ever by a police force in Scotland.
Sophie said: "My mum would get letters and I would go to school for a while but then I'd go back to truanting. The work was too easy and the teachers would be nice to us to make us come back when they should have been putting it on us."
"If this develops into regular truanting, it can critically hamper your future job and life prospects.
Steve Sinnott, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: "The increase in the proportion of primary pupils truanting has to be nipped in the bud.
Becky said it took her around half a year to catch up on all of the work she had missed as a result of truanting.
Nearly 3,000 pupils have been caught truanting in police sweeps across the West Midlands since they began in December 2002.
"Our message to anyone even thinking about truanting is that we are out looking for you.
A mother who said she would rather go to prison than pay a court fine because of her truanting daughter has received mixed reactions from Echo readers.
Fixed penalty notices could be imposed by headteachers, police or council officers if children are caught truanting.
``Society seems to be saying that we are more interested in punishing parents for the behaviour of their truanting children, than we are in finding new ways of supporting parents to bring about change in the behaviour of their children and in their relationship with education and teachers.''