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Toddler Nearly Dies Choking on Tack in Preschool

A Florida teacher had no idea what her students meant when they told her one of their classmates 'looks like a vampire.' When she went to look, she found the little girl covered in blood and struggling to breathe.

Teachers at the Kingdom Christian Academy in Ocala found Honesty Eads, age 3, on the floor. The toddler was bleeding from the mouth and gasping for air.

One teacher administered CPR while another teacher called 911. Emergency responders rushed the little girl to a local hospital. Doctors attempted to insert a tube down Honesty's throat but were unable. Searching in her throat, doctors found a yellow thumbtack and removed it. The thumbtack and blocked her airway and punctured her insides.

Honesty was rushed to the UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where she remains in critical condition. The family reports she's had her good and bad days since the incident.

The Ocala Police Department and Department of Children and Families are investigating the school, which is a 501(c) organization. The school has been closed for Christmas break since the incident.

Honesty, along with her two older siblings, is in the custody of her aunt. The family is hopeful that the little girl will make a full recovery.

Photo: Ooyuz, Newser

Toddler swallows tack at preschool.

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