KYLE Rittenhouse has told how he now wants to pursue a career in law, after being cleared of the murder of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The teen revealed that he has re-enrolled for classes at Arizona State University during an interview with Candace Owens which was broadcast on Tuesday night..
Rittenhouse had faced first-degree homicide charges after fatally shooting two people dead and injuring one other during protests in Kenosha last summer, but was cleared at trial in November.
Following his acquittal, Rittenhouse publicly stated that he had planned to attend ASU to lead “a quiet life” on campus.
Students had protested the teen’s acceptance to the university, calling for the school to withdraw his enrolment.
Rittenhouse says he received a compassionate withdrawal but says he’s back at the university.
“I’m taking classes starting in March online. So I was able to re-enroll,” he said on Owens' talk show Candace, which is published by The Daily Wire.
“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.”
After his trial, a family spokesperson had said that Rittenhouse was considering a possible career in nursing.
But he told Owens on the Daily Wire that he was now planning to go into law.
When asked about what else he’s been up to, Rittenhouse stated that he’s been taking pilot classes and hopes to become a private pilot.
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“I’ve logged my first flying hours and I absolutely love it," she said.
He added that he’s also been snowboarding a lot as well, adding he was "Just doing stuff that’s fun and living my life."
WANTS GUN GIVEN BACK
Recently, Rittenhouse has made the news after requesting the return of the AR-15-style rifle which he used to shoot the men during the Kenosha protests
The teen’s lawyer Mark Richards filed the papers asking for the gun back so it can be destroyed.
Rittenhouse explained to Owens: “It was something I used to defend myself and it was a very traumatic night. I don't think it's something that needs to be celebrated, so I think the best place for it is to get destroyed.”
The family’s spokesperson David Hancock had said that the weapon “doesn’t belong on a mantle. It doesn’t belong in a museum.”
Hancock said the weapon belongs where Rittenhouse wants it “and Kyle wants it destroyed.”
Rittenhouse has received criticism about his actions during the trial, most notably when he broke down in tears during his testimony.
NBA star LeBron James claimed the teen had “fake tears.”
“What tears?????" the Lakers star tweeted on November 10.
"I didn’t see one. Man, knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court," the four-time champion claimed.
Owens had commented on the criticism: “It feels like Justice part A – Kyle is found not guilty. Is there a justice part B here? Are you going to allow all these celebrities to have gotten away with that?”
Rittenhouse didn’t go into specifics but said: “There is going to be some accountability.”
WHAT HAPPENED IN KENOSHA?
Rittenhouse could have gotten life in prison if he was found guilty of the most serious charges he was facing.
The teen, who was 17 at the time, traveled from his home in Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin, armed with an AR-15 as protests over the police shooting of a black man named Jacob Blake were underway.
Carrying a weapon that authorities said was illegally purchased for the underage Rittenhouse, he joined other armed citizens in what he said was an effort to protect property and provide medical aid.
Bystander and drone video captured most of the frenzied chain of events that followed: Rittenhouse killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, then shot to death protester Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded demonstrator Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28.
His trial jury accepted that he had acted in self defense.
He was acquitted on all charges on November 19.
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