Kyle Rittenhouse’s story about his college plans is ever-changing. First, he claimed to be enrolled at Arizona State University. Then he planned to attend Texas A&M University. Now he says he goes to Blinn College.
But the school told an outlet that he has not yet enrolled in the class.
Last November, a jury acquitted Rittenhouse of murder and attempted murder for killing two people and injuring a third during civil rights protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.
During the trial, Rittenhouse testified that he took classes at Arizona State University (ASU). The university confirmed that he had enrolled as an online undergraduate student a few weeks earlier. Three weeks after his testimony about visiting ASU, United States today reported that he was no longer a student there.
“Our records show he is not currently enrolled,” an ASU spokesman told the outlet. “The university has done nothing.”
At the time, Rittenhouse said he wanted to visit ASU on campus. That didn’t happen.
Earlier this week he announced his new plans for higher education at Texas A&M.
“I’m going to go there and it’s going to be great,” he told a right-wing podcast.
The university then told a local outlet that Rittenhouse wasn’t going there either.
In an official statement, a Texas A&M spokesman said Rittenhouse “was not admitted as a student this fall.”
Then Rittenhouse’s story changed once again. On Monday, he excitedly tweeted about his plans to attend Blinn College, a sister school to Texas A&M.
“Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was stolen from me,” he wrote. “I didn’t have the time that other students get to properly prepare for the future. I look forward to attending Blinn College District, a feeder school for Texas A&M, this year.”
“I’m looking forward to joining Texas A&M in 2023!” he added.
Blinn College, an open enrollment junior college with a 100% acceptance rate, confirmed that Rittenhouse had applied in late April. That Texas Grandstand and others report that he has not yet enrolled.
Twitter users trolled Rittenhouse for his shifting stories about college.
“Currently part-time temp at GameStop in Bloomington Mall,” mocked one. “A *feedback job* for EASports where I will be a programmer before moving on to Apple where I will be COO and then CEO.”
“Will probably take over the company at this point. i can smell the money So excited.”
Some pointed out that Rittenhouse, who has launched a public campaign to combat “lying” in the media, claimed in the same tweet that he was “robbed” of his high school diploma, presumably because he was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder was charged.
As numerous outlets reported, he actually dropped out of high school.
Twitter user @rmayemsinger answered to Rittenhouse’s tweet: “…if getting off is the same as getting robbed, sure.”
“I suggest you major in ‘I should have stayed home that day’.”
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*Initial publication: June 7, 2022 at 11:26 am CDT
Claire Goforth is a staff writer at the Daily Dot and covers all topics related to politics and technology with a focus on right-wing extremism and conspiracy theories.
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