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Can Teenagers Get in Trouble for Skipping School?

March 8, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Teens skipping school is a tale as old as time. In the words of the most famous high school student ever, Ferris Bueller, “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?”

Although staying home from school for a “mental health” day (or to play video games) may sound better than doing schoolwork to most adolescents, missing too many days without a valid excuse can actually be a juvenile offense called truancy.

Let’s break down what you need to know about school attendance and teen truancy.

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