Crackdown on truants

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A major crackdown has been launched against truants in a Hampshire town.

Police joined forces with schools bosses in the blitz on kids bunking off lessons in Romsey.

With the help of council officials, officers knocked on the doors of known truants and marched them back to the classroom.

Over a number of days 19 youngsters were found skiving lessons, either at home of roaming the streets of the market town.

During the operation officials targeted pupils who regularly missed lessons.

Each day a list of absentees was issued by the schools and visits were made to their homes, where the child and their parents or guardians were spoken to.

If no good reason for the child’s absence was given, the truant was escorted back to school.

Inspector Jackie Willson said: “This initiative was run due to the names of certain individuals frequently coming to the attention of the police and several partner agencies.

“A number were also suspected of being involved in low-level crime and causing antisocial behaviour within their neighbourhoods.”

The inspector said that follow-up visits would be made to the truants’ homes.

She added: “This truancy sweep had a very positive effect in helping to reduce truanting and supporting young people by identifying patterns and reasons for truanting.

“Due to this we plan to run further truancy sweeps at periodic intervals in the future.”

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1:24pm Fri 1 Feb 13

jonnyx says...

the school in the picture accompanying this article seems to have a massive truancy problem. not even the teacher has turned up.
the school in the picture accompanying this article seems to have a massive truancy problem. not even the teacher has turned up. jonnyx

2:38pm Fri 1 Feb 13

mickey01 says...

jonnyx wrote:
the school in the picture accompanying this article seems to have a massive truancy problem. not even the teacher has turned up.
i thaught it was pompeys team talk room
[quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: the school in the picture accompanying this article seems to have a massive truancy problem. not even the teacher has turned up.[/p][/quote]i thaught it was pompeys team talk room mickey01

5:35pm Fri 1 Feb 13

bazzeroz says...

Do what they done in my day. Schoolboard Officer would track you down. Take you back to school and get 6 of the best! Yes, capital punishment never done me any harm except bl00dy hurt!
Do what they done in my day. Schoolboard Officer would track you down. Take you back to school and get 6 of the best! Yes, capital punishment never done me any harm except bl00dy hurt! bazzeroz

11:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13

stay local says...

bazzeroz wrote:
Do what they done in my day. Schoolboard Officer would track you down. Take you back to school and get 6 of the best! Yes, capital punishment never done me any harm except bl00dy hurt!
Sadly some aspects of education must have gone over your head!
capital punishment is the killing of the person, corporal punishment is the caning ,smacking, beating etc.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: Do what they done in my day. Schoolboard Officer would track you down. Take you back to school and get 6 of the best! Yes, capital punishment never done me any harm except bl00dy hurt![/p][/quote]Sadly some aspects of education must have gone over your head! capital punishment is the killing of the person, corporal punishment is the caning ,smacking, beating etc. stay local

11:04pm Sat 2 Feb 13

bazzeroz says...

stay local wrote:
bazzeroz wrote:
Do what they done in my day. Schoolboard Officer would track you down. Take you back to school and get 6 of the best! Yes, capital punishment never done me any harm except bl00dy hurt!
Sadly some aspects of education must have gone over your head!
capital punishment is the killing of the person, corporal punishment is the caning ,smacking, beating etc.
O poop, sorry, lol.
[quote][p][bold]stay local[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: Do what they done in my day. Schoolboard Officer would track you down. Take you back to school and get 6 of the best! Yes, capital punishment never done me any harm except bl00dy hurt![/p][/quote]Sadly some aspects of education must have gone over your head! capital punishment is the killing of the person, corporal punishment is the caning ,smacking, beating etc.[/p][/quote]O poop, sorry, lol. bazzeroz

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