Kyle Rittenhouse 're-enrolls' to study law at Arizona State after Kenosha acquittal
'I deserve an education and I'm able to get that education and hopefully pursue a career in law,' said Kyle Rittenhouse
After being cleared of the Kenosha murders, Kyle Rittenhouse wants to pursue a career in law. He was charged with first-degree homicide after fatally shooting two people and injuring one during the Kenosha protests last summer. In November, during his trial, Rittenhouse pleaded that he had only acted in self-defense. The jury decided that he was "not guilty" and cleared him of all charges.
When Rittenhouse applied to the Arizona State University and was accepted, students protested against it. They asked the school to withdraw his enrolment, due to which he had to pull out. Now, he reveals that he has re-enrolled in classes at the university.
"I'm taking classes starting in March online. So I was able to re-enroll. I had to talk to a couple of people, like directors there. But I deserve an education and I'm able to get that education and hopefully pursue a career in law," the nineteen-year-old said on Candace Owens' self-titled talk show.
"Rittenhouse says he received a compassionate withdrawal but says he's back at the university," reported The Sun. When asked about what he is up to, he revealed that he's been taking pilot classes and snowboarding. Rittenhouse, who hopes to become a private pilot, shared, "I've logged my first flying hours and I absolutely love it. Just doing stuff that's fun and living my life." He has posted images on his Instagram account where he can be seen snowboarding. The caption reads, "Finally hitting fresh powder"
Rittenhouse also posted behind-the-scenes images from the shoot of the show and captioned it, "I'll be on The Candace Show tomorrow, thanks @realdailywire for having me."
The nineteen-year-old was in the news recently when his attorney filed paperwork with the Kenosha County Circuit Court seeking return of the AR-15-style rifle so it could be destroyed.
"Kyle has requested that the firearm be destroyed. There’s nothing to celebrate about that weapon; there isn't. Kyle has no interest and no want to recover that weapon, and absolutely no interest to sell it or anything,” Rittenhouse family’s spokesman David Hancock said in a phone interview to Journal Times. A hearing has been scheduled for January 28 in front of Judge Bruce Schroeder, as per Kenosha News.