Yale honors Black girl who had the police called on her for spraying lanternflies

Last month, the Yale University School of Public Health held a ceremony to honor 9-year-old Bobbi Wilson for her efforts in curbing the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly, NPR reports. The budding science-lover's story went viral after her neighbor, a former town council member, called the police to report her while she was collecting specimens in her hometown.

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Theara Coleman, The Week US

Theara Coleman has worked as a staff writer at The Week since September 2022. She frequently writes about technology, education, literature and general news. She was previously a contributing writer and assistant editor at Honeysuckle Magazine, where she covered racial politics and cannabis industry news.