Prime Minister Julia Gillard heard a squeal of delight as a flying sandwich came her way.
It was mayhem at Marsden State High at Logan, south of Brisbane, when Ms Gillard arrived for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for cancer.
Hundreds of students lined up from the school's entrance to where the morning tea was held.
They jostled to shake her hand and take photos, then broke formation to almost chase her through the school.
Despite the rock-star welcome, a small chorus booed and one student wolf-whistled.
One decided to lob a sandwich at her - and missed.
Ms Gillard took it in her stride.
She doesn't want the sanger-tossing student sent to detention.
"From hundreds and hundreds of screaming, overexcited kids, one kid thought they might be a little bit naughty," she said.
"And they had a squealing sense of delight as they did it.
"I had a great reaction out at Marsden, some very excited kids, lots of hand shaking, lots of photographs, a few high fives, some very generous statements along the way."
Ms Gillard took a dig at the media for turning the morning into sandwich-gate.
"Far be it for me to say the media err on the side of dramatic."