Kyle Rittenhouse said Monday on Blaze TV’s “You Are Here” that attempts by far-left activists and students to expel him from Arizona State University were unsuccessful.
Asked about what schools he’s looking at for college, Rittenhouse enthusiastically responded, “ASU, Arizona State University — I’ll be there in the spring!” Dailywire reported.
“Weren’t there people protesting that?” Blaze Media’s Sara Gonzales asked the 18-year-old.
“Yeah, but they failed,” Rittenhouse responded.
When the protesters were mocked for falsely claiming the teen “murdered” “black people,” Rittenhouse replied, “Look, everybody has the right to protest, no matter how silly it is.”
As protestors called for Rittenhouse’s expulsion from the school, officials at Arizona State University claimed last week that he “was not currently enrolled at the university, though he was taking online classes.”
“Kyle Rittenhouse has not gone through the admissions process with Arizona State University and is not enrolled in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation,” the school said. “ASU can confirm that Mr. Rittenhouse enrolled as a non-degree seeking ASU Online student for the session that started Oct. 13, 2021, which allows students access to begin taking classes as they prepare to seek admission into a degree program at the university.”
ASU said Rittenhouse was not enrolled as a student at ASU: “Kyle Rittenhouse has not gone through the ASU admissions process. Our records show that he is not currently enrolled in any classes at ASU.”
Rittenhouse family spokesman Dave Hancock told Fox News that the teen’s professors “advised [him] to temporarily withdraw from classes but that he is planning on enrolling again.”
“Amid his most recent semester, Kyle’s professors at Arizona State University recommended a compassionate withdrawal of his online classes,” Hancock said. “Now that the trial is behind him, Kyle is eager to enroll in more classes. He is hopeful that attending Arizona State in person will soon be an option.”
Last month, a jury found the kid not guilty of all counts stemming from a tragic incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. The adolescent faced a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Rittenhouse constantly denied being a “hero” or “heroic” throughout his appearance on Blaze TV, emphasizing that he wishes he didn’t have to kill anyone.
The teen stated that he had no choice but to fatally shot his assailants and feels that self-defense is a “God-given right” for everybody.