- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Relatives say a Florida girl who swallowed a thumbtack at her preschool remains hospitalized.

Aundreaa Thompson tells the Ocala Star-Banner (https://bit.ly/1NFAjxk ) that her 3-year-old cousin, Honesty Eads, is in critical condition at a Gainesville hospital.

Thompson says the family has gathered around Honesty’s hospital bed to pray for her recovery.

Police say Honesty swallowed a yellow thumbtack Monday at her Ocala preschool. According to police reports, another child alerted a teacher on the other side of the classroom that Honesty looked “like a vampire.”

The teacher found Honesty gasping for air and bleeding from her mouth. Emergency room doctors initially couldn’t insert a breathing tube down Honesty’s throat because of the thumbtack.

Police and the Department of Children and Families are investigating.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/

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