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

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.