Half of those were with either their mother or father, and the patrols heard some pretty unusual excuses too.
One boy said he could not go to school because he had a bad spot, while another said he was missing lessons to replace a dead hamster.
Truancy linked to crime
The government are trying to crack down on kids who bunk off because they think there is a link between crime and truancy, and think by reducing one, they'll also reduce the other.
One way of doing this is by punishing parents if their kids play truant, with one mum being sent to jail last month for not making her daughters go to school.