Days after he was acquitted by a judge in a controversial trial, for the murder of two persons on the basis of self defense; Kyle rittenhouse has had to temporarily withdraw as a student from Arizona university, following outrage by concerned students. Alot of people are enraged that Kyle was let off the hook in the shooting to death of two men and the injury of another; in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, during a black lives matter protest. Following his acquitance, rittenhouse has attempted go back to a life of normalcy like nothing happened and wanted to go ahead and attend college courses at Arizona State University (ASU), he has however temporarily unenrolled in his classes due to student unrest.
According to Fox News, ASU released a statement detailing his absence. “Kyle Rittenhouse has not gone through the admissions process with Arizona State University and is not enrolled in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. ASU can confirm that Mr. Rittenhouse enrolled as a non-degree seeking 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.”
The Students protest against Rittenhouse
Once the news got out that Kyle would be attending classes, students began to organize and speak out against him furthering his education there. Reports state groups on campus began to refer to him as; “Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse.” ASU Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine; Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU; have all called for his removal recently in an upcoming rally on Dec. 1 and asked the administration to “reaffirm support for the multicultural center on campus as a safe space from White Supremacy.”
Although he is no longer enrolled in the university, Fox News also reports that this change is temporary because he plans to re-enroll. His spokesperson Dave Hancock told Fox News that professors advised Kyle to withdraw from his online classes this morning. “Amid his most recent semester, Kyle’s professors at Arizona State University recommended a compassionate withdrawal of his online classes. Now that the trial is behind him, Kyle is eager to enroll in more classes. He is hopeful that attending Arizona State in person will soon be an option,” Hancock said.
Kyle’s decision isn’t stopping current students from moving forward with the planned rally in the upcoming days. ASU Students for Socialism tweeted last night; “It’s good to see he knows he’s not welcome here. We’ll still be there Wednesday to tell the administration to support our other demands.”