More than 100 students have failed to show up for school this fall, a month after the school year started. Officials fear the truant children, most of them from immigrant families, have been sent back to their parents’ homeland. Some of the truant children may be attending Koran or military schools in Pakistan or other countries, but school officials are worried. “Many of the children lose their local network,” Per Korsvik, principal of Sinsen School, told newspaper Dagsavisen this week. He’s missing six students at his school who never showed up for classes. Many school officials also fear that the children are being used as labourers in their parents’ homelands. They fear for the children’s futures.

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