A small but vocal coalition of left-leaning students at Arizona State University (ASU) is demanding that Kyle Rittenhouse be removed from online classes, following the murder of two men this month and the racial justice protests in Wisconsin last month. He was acquitted on charges of injuring another. Year.
The 18-year-old was celebrated in right-wing circles after a jury decided to act in self-defense while killing and wounding men in Kenosha in August 2020.
Rittenhouse told the court that she had enrolled in nursing classes at ASU. An investigation by Arizona TV station, 12News, revealed that he was take a virtual class, not to be present in person.
Nonetheless, members of groups called Students for Socialism ASU, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition and Mecha d’ASU want university officials to “withdraw” Rittenhouse from the classroom and ban him from campus.
“Our campus is already unsafe and we would like to reduce this threat as much as possible,” a spokesperson for Students for Socialism ASU told Fox News. in a statement,
“The goal of these demands is to let the ASU administration know that we do not feel safe knowing that a mass shooter who has expressed violent intentions about ‘protecting property’ on people was so recklessly admitted to school. is allowed.”
Many gun control activists consider a mass shooting to be any incident in which at least four people are killed or injured, not involving the shooter.
The ASU coalition was making a plan”killer from our premisesRally at the university’s Tempe headquarters on Wednesday.
It was unclear on what grounds Rittenhouse, described by Donald Trump last week as “a really nice young man” during a visit to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, could be removed from an ASU nursing course.
Rittenhouse’s nomination status is also uncertain. In a statement to the Granthshala on Monday, which did not differentiate between online and in-person classes, a university spokesman said: “Kyle Rittenhouse has not gone through the ASU admissions process. He is currently in any class at ASU.” Not nominated.
Officials previously told 12News that Rittenhouse was not enrolled in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and that the class he enrolled was for “non-degree-seeking students” who would later enter degree programs. could have taken
Rittenhouse was 17 when he shot three people with an M&P 15 semi-automatic assault rifle two days earlier to protest the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake. He claimed that he traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois, to take part in a protest as a medicineOffering assistance to anyone injured while protecting property.
His lawyers played down his employment as a part-time lifeguard but acknowledged that although Rittenhouse told people in Kenosha that he was a trained emergency doctor, he had received no formal training.
During the protest, prosecutors said, Rittenhouse acted as a vigilante, shooting 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber, and wounding 27-year-old Gage Groskretz.
He was acquitted of all charges, including first-degree willful manslaughter, on 19 November, the fourth day of the jury’s deliberations. The decision was welcomed by many across America, but praised by the political right.
In a controversial interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rittenhouse insisted that he was “not a racist person” and supported the Black Lives Matter movement.