Shortly after Rittenhouse announced earlier this week that he would be attending Texas A&M University, a school official released a statement saying that he had not been admitted and would not be a student. Rittenhouse then clarified that he plans to attend Blinn College in preparation of transferring to Texas A&M.
Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was robbed from me. 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!
— Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) June 6, 2022
A Blinn official confirmed that Rittenhouse had applied, but could not confirm if he would be attending the school this fall.
“Kyle Rittenhouse has applied but not yet enrolled for any classes,” the official said.
Rittenhouse became a national figure after he shot and killed two rioters who were pursuing him in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the summer of 2020. He was acquitted of all criminal charges last year after the jury ruled he acted in self-defense.
He has since announced his intention to sue multiple media outlets and public figures who he said defamed him throughout his trial.
It’s time to make the media and Big Tech pay for what they did to me. I want them to think twice before defaming another kid.
They’ve gotten too big, too partisan, and too comfortable lying about and trying to destroy everyday regular Americans.https://t.co/xz4Tsy2qvH
— Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) June 7, 2022
“We’re going to make the media pay for what they did to me. They made it hard for me to live a normal life,” Rittenhouse told Fox News.
“I cannot go out in public. I can’t go to the store. It’s hard for me to go anywhere without security. Doing basic things like taking my dog to the dog park is difficult. They made it really difficult to be normal. They affected future job opportunities to me.”