Kyle Rittenhouse not currently an Arizona State University student, school says

Kyle Rittenhouse is not currently an Arizona State University student, the school said Monday.

The 18-year-old, recently acquitted of all charges related to shooting and killing two assailants and wounding a third during last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Wisconsin, had said during testimony on Nov. 10 that he was taking online classes at ASU.

“Our records show that he is not currently enrolled,” ASU spokesperson Jay Thorne wrote in an email to The Arizona Republic. “There was no action taken by the university.” In an email to Campus Reform, an ASU spokesperson stated that Rittenhouse’s application would be treated “as any other would be” should he apply in the future.

“As a university that measures itself by whom it includes and how they succeed, should he choose to seek admission in the future, his application will be processed as any other would be”, the school told Campus Reform. Rittenhouse did unenroll from ASU, however the university have said that this was a move made by Rittenhouse himself.

“Kyle Rittenhouse did not go through the ASU admissions process but was enrolled in two publicly available courses for this semester. University records show that he is now no longer enrolled, a status precipitated by his own actions”, the school clarified.

“University campuses are synonymous with free speech, an environment for the vigorous discussion and debate of ideas,” an ASU spokesperson told Campus Reform when asked about the protest. “Differences of opinion, from all sides, should be explored in a peaceful exchange.”

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