Kyle Rittenhouse says he’s going to Texas A&M. No he isn’t, university says

During a radio appearance last week, Kyle Rittenhouse did his best impression of a high school athlete announcing his college choice on National Signing Day — placing a Texas A&M hat he pulled from under the table on his head.

“I’m going to be going there, and it’s going to be awesome,” said Rittenhouse, who shot three people, two of them fatally, during a 2020 racial-justice protest in Kenosha, Wis.

But a university official said on Sunday that Rittenhouse isn’t attending. “He has not been admitted as a student this summer or fall,” Texas A&M spokeswoman Kelly Brown said in an email.

Rittenhouse said he visited College Station in May. “Beautiful campus, amazing people, amazing food,” he said on the show.

He previously took online classes at Arizona State University and expressed his desire to study on campus. But officials from that university said he last year he was no longer enrolled.

During the protest in Kenosha in 2020, Rittenhouse killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Gaige Grosskreutz was wounded in the arm.

Rittenhouse argued he fired in self-defense after each of those men attacked him. A jury last year acquitted him of multiple charges, including homicide.

The Associated Press contributed.

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