I got caught skipping school once, so I can share some advice on what NOT to do!
I think I was about 14 and a group of us decided to meet up before school and head over to the arcade. We had a great time, went to McDonalds and stuff and then made it back home in time so that our parents didn't suspect a thing.
However, next day at school we were summoned to the principals office and accusations of skipping school were levelled against us.
I think we actually ended up confessing, and were sentenced to a one day suspension (kind of ironic that you'd be suspended from school for not attending school!).
How to not get caught skipping school
Anyway, the whole ordeal taught me a few valuable lessons.
- We made the silly mistake of organizing it between 5-6 of us. It looks pretty suspicious when half a dozen people that usually hangout together are all missing from math class on the same day.
- We didn't keep it a secret. It turned out we'd been snitched on by the rest of the class - handed over to the authorities like bootleggers during prohibition.
- Plan an alibi beforehand. I think the biggest mistake was not having a story that could be corroborated. If we had said we were all going to a cross-country team try out for example, no questions would have been asked - and parental consent would have been assumed.
Instead, when the teacher asked where we were the rest of the class simply shrugged their shoulders and said "probably skipping school".