SOUTH PLAINFIELD — A teacher accused of sending inappropriate pictures of herself to a male student has given up her teaching certificate, according to state records.

Mallory Christ relinquished her teaching certificate as a condition of entrance into a pretrial intervention program — a probation-like alternative to jail time sometimes offered to non-violent offenders. The New Jersey State Board of Examiners reviewed the affidavit in her case on Dec. 9 and revoked her certificate. The revocation was first reported Wednesday by NJ.com.

Christ had been certified as a math teacher.

As reported by NJ1015.com earlier this year, Christ was charged this summer with child endangerment after allegedly sending two “inappropriate photos” to a male student via social media.

Authorities say the investigation began after school officials learned about the photos. Christ had been a teacher at the high school for two years. She taught algebra classes to high school juniors and also taught math to the senior class. In addition, police say Christ was a cheerleading coach at the school.

Prior to working for the South Plainfield School District, police say Christ worked as a teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School.

Police did not give any additional information about the student or his age.

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