Rettke out at ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — The East Tennessee State University student charged with civil rights intimidation is no longer enrolled at the school.

Officials confirmed to WCYB-TV that 18-year-old Tristan Rettke isn’t a registered student.

Police say on Rettke showed up at the Wednesday Black Lives Matter event at Borchuck Plaza dressed in a gorilla mask and handing out bananas.

Rettke’s lawyer issued a statement saying in part that he looks forward to defending his rights in a court of law.