The child is in a sorry predicament. His own mother has gone on national television to impeach him (Al Sharpton, 3/28/12; Nancy Grace, 3/39/12). I believe he must be under tremendous pressure, from his family and his 'community'. I would hope both sides would have a little compassion.
In his Newspaper interview, Austin said that his classmates don't ask him about the incident. He said that kids his age don't watch the news.