Kyle Rittenhouse now says he will be attending Blinn College after a Texas A&M spokesperson said on Sunday that he had not been accepted at the university for this summer or fall.
Rittenhouse announced last week that he would be attending Texas A&M during an appearance on a conservative podcast.
“I’m going to be going there, and it’s going to be awesome,” Rittenhouse said after placing a Texas A&M hat on his head. “Beautiful campus, amazing people, amazing food.”
But the university spokesperson told Dallas Morning News on Sunday that Rittenhouse “has not been admitted as a student this summer or fall.”
“Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was robbed from me,” Rittenhouse said on Twitter Monday. “I didn’t have the time other students get to properly prepare for the future. I look forward to attending Blinn College District this year, a feeder school for Texas A&M. I’m excited to join Texas A&M in 2023!”
Blinn College is a two-year public college with a 100% acceptance rate. A Blinn College spokesperson told the Texas Tribune that Rittenhouse has applied but has not enrolled for a current or upcoming term.
Rittenhouse was accused of fatally shooting two men and injuring another during protests in Kenosha Wis. in August 2020 after police shot Jacob Blake. He claimed he acted in self-defense and was acquitted of all charges by a jury last year.
Rittenhouse claimed he was studying nursing at Arizona State University during the trial. But a spokesperson for ASU clarified he was not enrolled and had not gone through the admissions process.