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Your husband is WISE, your child should make NO statements and your husband cannot represent your son, so you need to immediately get your son an attorney, because even as juveniles, these are serious charges which carry jail time up until they turn 21 (even though they are not likely to get that much, it is the maximum sentence
) and this is in addition to you being liable for restitution.
At the least, your son's attorney could seek to discuss a deal with the prosecutor to save his own skin and give testimony on the child who actually lit the fire, since your son was only an accessory and not the one who committed the offense. With the other boy admitting to his role and that your son had nothing to do with it, this would give your son's attorney good argument to seek to get the DA to dismiss charges against your son because it was not a crime for him to be doing this in his hands before he left and he did not help or have anything to do with the other boy doing it on the tires.
Thus, your son has a good case for getting off if what the other boy said and the evidence matches up, but he will need an attorney to negotiate this for him with the DA.
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