Hey, it seems pretty innocent. This teenager found out how he could get a story published on Google's News page by submitting it to the online service Google
gets it's news from. So, he conjures up a story about how he got a job at Google doing some debugging, and submits the story. It gets picked up by Google News, and that's where the real problems started.
Hey, cut the kid a break. It was just a proof-of-concept thing. It worked. Early April Fool's joke, maybe.