Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Lakota Board of Education
A political fight between two conservative school board members in Ohio turned personal earlier this month when a local magistrate ruled that one cannot come within 500 feet of the other, after claims she harassed him.
The civil stalking protection order, signed by Butler County Magistrate Matthew Reed and Common Pleas Court Judge Greg Howard, came into effect on Sept. 19. It states that Darbi Boddy, a member of the Lakota Board of Education, must stay away from fellow school board member and former political ally, Isaac Adi.
It’s the latest in an ongoing saga surrounding Boddy, who since taking office in 2021 has made headlines for accidentally posting pornography on her social media, been cited for trespassing on school grounds, criticized for using an antisemitic phrase, compared a suicide prevention initiative to a “Nazi handbook,” and been accused by the former school superintendent of “destroying” his career with threats and bullying.