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A few days after he told a conservative podcast he was going to Texas A&M University, Kyle Rittenhouse recovered on Twitter, saying he plans to attend Blinn College, a two-year state college, this year.
His announcement came a day after a Texas A&M spokesman told The Texas Tribune on Sunday that Rittenhouse had not actually been admitted to Tier One Research University this summer or fall, despite claims he plans to attend.
“Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was stolen from me,” Rittenhouse wrote on Twitter on Monday afternoon. “I didn’t have time for other students to properly prepare for the future. I look forward to visiting this year’s Blinn College District, the nursing school for Texas A&M. I’m excited to join Texas A&M in 2023! ”
A Blinn College spokesman said he had applied but had not enrolled for the current or future semester at Blinn, which is an open college, meaning all students are invited.
Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was stolen from me. I didn’t have time for other students to properly prepare for the future.
I look forward to visiting this year’s Blinn College District, the nursing school for Texas A&M.
I am excited to join Texas A&M in 2023!
– Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) June 6, 2022
In a subsequent tweet, Rittenhouse said he plans to move to Texas in late June.
When Rittenhouse was 17, he left his home in Antioch, Illinois, Kenosha, Wisconsin, in response to protests against the shooting of a black man by a white officer. Rittenhouse said he wanted to help law enforcement protect property in the face of civil unrest. He was accused of shooting two men and wounding another with a rifle. He was acquitted on numerous counts of felony counts during a high-profile trial in which he claimed to have acted in self-defense.
Blinn College is a public college based in Branham, located near Texas A&M in Brian, which has a strong partnership with Texas A&M. In 2020, the college said that 53% of transfer students continue their studies at Texas A&M.
Last Friday, Rittenhouse appeared on the Charlie Kirk Show, where he said he was going to Texas A&M, making a big revelation by exchanging a baseball cap for a Texas A&M cap.
“I’m going to go there, and it’s going to be weird,” Rittenhouse told Kirk. “Beautiful campus, amazing people, great food.”
Earlier, Rittenhouse claimed he was studying to be a nurse at Arizona State University before a school spokesman clarified that he had not been enrolled and had not passed the admission procedure.
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