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3-year-old girl in critical condition after swallowing thumbtack in school

By Mason White 4:06 AM December 29, 2015
Yellow and red thumbtacks (illustration) 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young girl was rushed to a hospital after swallowing a thumbtack she found on the floor of her classroom, police in Florida said.

Ocala police said that 3-year-old Honesty Eads, was found lying on the floor unconscious by her classmate.

She was rushed to the UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where she is said to be in critical condition. Eads has a brother and a sister, ages 5 and 6, who were at the school during the time of the incident.

According to the police investigation, officers went to the Kingdom Christian Academy located at 519 SW 10th Street, after receiving a report that a child was not breathing.

A teacher told the police that she was in the classroom giving out breakfast to the children when he heard a child say that Eads looked like a vampire.

Eads was lying on the floor gasping for air and bleeding from the mouth. A second teacher who was nearby, ran over and gave the girl CPR.

Eads was taken to the hospital, where a doctor removed a yellow thumbtack from her throat.

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