I picture myself back over where I saw it, and it sticks in the back of my mind. Sometimes I’ll, like, not be listening to the teacher, and I’ll daydream or just think off about it. I’ve been feeling bad for him and his family.
They still haven’t arrested [George Zimmerman] yet. That’s pretty much the main thing that’s upsetting me.
13-year-old Austin McLendon, who witnessed Trayvon Martin’s murder, in an interview with the Huffington Post: Trayvon Martin Killing’s Youngest Witness, 13, Still Can Hear The Screams:
Austin McLendon hasn’t been the same since that night three Sundays ago when Trayvon Martin was killed.
His mother says he’s been arguing with his siblings more than usual. His 8th grade teachers have called home saying that he’s become angry and lax in his schoolwork. He seems stressed out, distracted and consumed, they say.
Austin was standing less than 20 yards away from Martin when he was shot on the night of February 26. He didn’t see much that night, but says he can’t shake the screams for help that he heard or the thunderclap of gunfire that nearly shook him from his shoes.
The screams rattle around in his daydreams, so loud at night that sleep hasn’t come easily. And he can’t stop asking himself a thousand what-ifs: What if he could have stopped it? What if he had looked “suspicious” that night, and not Martin?
I’m fucking shaking.
I was reading this article this morning, and just shaking my head. I couldn’t even post about it. That poor child.
Those poor children.
My heart goes out to all the innocent people involved in this case, especially Trayvon’s family and this little boy.
Source: The Huffington Post