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  Schools use texting to beat the bunkers
Updated 12 May 2003, 13.36
Schools are planning to start using texts
Texting is to be used to get truants off the streets and back in school.

A couple of schools in Ireland are going to try out a scheme that'll make sure your parents get texted if you don't turn up for lessons.

If the parents know their child is off then they can ignore the text, but if they thought their child should be in school they can phone up and try and sort things out.

The scheme will start when the new school year begins in September.

But they haven't managed to get hold of all the parents' mobile numbers yet!

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