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Student suspended for throwing sandwich at PM

Anna Thomson and her son Kyle Thomson who says he was wrongfully suspended for throwing sandwich at Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Photo: Nine News
Anna Thomson and her son Kyle Thomson who says he was wrongfully suspended for throwing sandwich at Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Photo: Nine News Contributed by Nine News

A BRISBANE student suspended for throwing a vegemite sandwich at the Prime Minister has confronted her on radio to protest his innocence.

Marsden State High School student Kyle Thomson phoned in to Brisbane's B105 radio station as Prime Minister Julia Gillard was trying to spruik the bipartisan agreement reached to sign DisabilityCare in Queensland.

''I'd like to say I'm sorry that it's come to this, all over the news and everything, but I'm innocent and I didn't throw it,'' he said.

Ms Gillard laughed it off, conceding she ''sort of'' sympathised but would not be using any parliamentary powers to appeal his three-week suspension.

''I think Kyle really has to have a chat with the school principal because it's not my job to be saying anything different to a very good school principal,'' she said.

Read more on the brisbanetimes.com.au.

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