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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.
If Abbott signs it, Wyoming will be the only remaining state in the nation that hands off truants to the adult court system.
The usual view is that truants are lost and troubled juveniles with psychological problems.
Damascus, (SANA) -- More interior and military truants servicemenA'A'turned themselves inA'to the authorities in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Hama and al-Qunetira provinces to benefit from the amnesty.
PENALISING the parents of truants is not the way forward.
THE NUMBER of hard core truants in Coventry and Warwickshire schools is falling according to the latest figures.
"Very often, persistent truants have parents who ensure they are up in the mornings, well fed for school and have nice clean and ironed uniforms," the Daily Express quoted Anastasia de Waal, chairwoman of the charity as saying.
Killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were regular, persistent truants, and should both have been at school when they abducted James from the Strand shopping centre in Bootle and killed him, in 1993.
I AM most interested to see the Prime Minister intends to cut the benefits of parents of children who regularly play truant. What might he be doing to punish the parents of the truants who aren't on benefits or must we assume it's just the children of the poor who skip school?
Professor Ken Reid, who chaired an Assembly Government review into school attendance, said: "In South Wales we have third or furth generation truants. Their parents are the children of parents who were truants." More pages 4&5
Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature.
Instead of paying the truants, the authorities should be fining the parents.