Kyle Rittenhouse, the right-wing media darling who was acquitted on all charges last year after fatally shooting two people at a Black Lives Matter protest, was delighted to announce last week that he was going to Texas A&M University.
Except Texas A&M University doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
“He has not been admitted as a student this summer or fall,” Kelly Brown, a spokesperson for the school, told the Dallas Morning News on Sunday via email.
It’s the second time a university’s refuted Rittenhouse’s claims about his supposed studies at said university.
After Rittenhouse claimed in November that he was “studying nursing” at Arizona State University, ASU said that Rittenhouse had enrolled as a non-degree seeking online student but hadn’t gone through the admissions process with the university and wasn’t enrolled in its nursing school.
Later in November, ASU said Rittenhouse was no longer a student.
“Our records show that he is not currently enrolled,” ASU spokesperson Jay Thorne said at the time. “There was no action taken by the university.”
Rittenhouse was charged with several crimes, including homicide and attempted homicide, after he shot three protesters at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old at the time, had traveled to Wisconsin from his home state of Illinois. Two of the protesters he shot died.
However, Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges and has gone on to remain a celebrity for the right, especially those in pro-gun, pro-militia circles.