How can I help him?
It appears you do not know the root cause for this behavior. You must figure out why this behavior is happening. Are you taking him to school, and if so how is he being allowed to leave the school? If not, and your able to, I would walk him into the building to make sure he actually get's in the door.
I will preface this answer as a last resort. Try all other options first:
- Meet with your childs teachers
- A child psychologist
- Your childs doctor ( eliminate medical possibilities )
- Talk to your child daily
- Make sure they know you love them.
If nothing else works, I would suggest a military school. At one point we had a friend whose daughter thought she would run wild over her parents (drinking, pot, sex, the works ), and they put her in military school and her attitude did a 100% about face.
The experience taught her that she is a human being, and that she should respect herself and authority figures ( parents, police, etc ).
Its a terrible position to be in, I wish you the best of luck.