Kyle Rittenhouse is no longer enrolled in Arizona State University’s online program after a coalition of leftist student groups demanded that university officials kick him out, according to Campus Reform.
A spokesperson for the university confirmed that the 18-year-old, who was recently acquitted after he shot two rioters during the Kenosha, Wisconsin riots in 2020, is “not currently enrolled in any classes at ASU.”
Rittenhouse told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson last week that he was enrolled in ASU and hoped to attend in-person classes at some point.
ASU also confirmed to 12News earlier this month that while Rittenhouse had not gone through the university admissions process, he was “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.”
This week, however, four leftist student groups on ASU’s campus sent a letter to the administration demanding that Rittenhouse, whom they referred to as a “bloodthirsty murderer,” be expelled.
They also demanded that school officials release a statement condemning Rittenhouse and “white supremacy,” reaffirm support for the Multicultural Center, and redirect funding from ASU’s police department to the Multicultural Center.
“The goal of these demands is to let the ASU administration know that we as the ASU community do not feel safe knowing that a mass shooter, who has expressed violent intentions about ‘protecting property’ over people, is so carelessly allowed to be admitted to the school at all,” a spokesperson for ASU Students for Socialism told Fox News. “Our campus is already unsafe as is, and we would like to abate this danger as much as possible.”
The student groups that were part of the effort include: Mecha de ASU, Arizona State University Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Multicultural Solidarity Coalition.