Kenosha, Wis., shooter Kyle Rittenhouse donned a Texas A&M University hat on the conservative “Charlie Kirk Show” podcast last week and said he would attend college in College Station, Texas. (Watch the clip below.)
“I’m going, and it’s going to be great,” said Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of murdering two unarmed men at the 2020 racial justice protest. “Beautiful campus, amazing people, amazing food .”
But Texas A&M disputed Rittenhouse’s statement, making it the second university to deny claims to enroll as an in-person student.
“He was not admitted as a student this summer or fall,” Texas A&M spokeswoman Kelly Brown told the Dallas Morning News via email Sunday.
Rittenhouse claimed in December that he would attend Arizona State University in person in the spring. But the school said he was not only not admitted, he never applied.
The teenager, who gained support from hate groups and conservatives after the shooting, had dropped out of two online ASU nursing courses as an ungraduated student. But he told the conservative show “Louder with Crowder” that he was an “admitted” student at the University of Tempe, Arizona, and was still enrolled.
On the most recent Charlie Kirk podcast, Rittenhouse said he was excited to go to college.
“It’s going to be an amazing experience where I can go and finally get an education,” he said, according to NBC News. “For the past six months, I’ve had fun, I’ve lived my life as a free man. Now is the time to go to school, get good grades and succeed in life.