A high school teacher in Kentucky has resigned after allegedly removing a female student's garter with his teeth at the prom.

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Lauren Roberts, public information officer with the Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, said English teacher Brett Coogle was reassigned to non-instructional duties May 17, six days after the alleged incident, and resigned from the school system Monday, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal reported Wednesday.

"Some kids were passing around prom pictures, and a staff member saw a photo that raised some concern and showed it to the principal," Roberts said. "The photo allegedly showed him removing a candy garter with his teeth from a female student during the prom."

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association said Coogle, who had been teaching in the school system since 2003, coached the school's volleyball and fast-pitch softball teams.