I helped out on my high school's computer network, though not to that extent. I legitimately had the admin password, which was kinda cool. I don't doubt that the kid knows what he's doing... the stuff isn't really very complicated if you read into stuff and are a quick learner. Ethics, I think, are the main possibility of this going sour.
ROTFL!!! I am sooooo passing that link around. He's like the Doogie Howser of SysAdmin!
My fave is definitely the quote: "Penn’s parents both believe that technical people must have 'integrity and character,' and should use their skills for beneficial, not malicious purposes." Yeah, baybee. :-)