A New Jersey teacher accused of sending inappropriate messages to a male student has had her teaching license revoked as part of a pre-trial intervention program.
Mallory Christ, 29, was arrested in June on charges of endangering the welfare of a child after she allegedly sent two illicit photos of herself to the student via social media. School officials at South Plainfield High School where she worked learned of the photos, allegedly sent in February, and contacted authorities.
MALLORY CHRIST 29YR OLD SOUTH PLAINFIELD N.J> Teacher Accused Of Sending illicit Photos To Student Loses License https://t.co/6bxBxTKYm3
— Eric Wright™ (@therealeric916) December 28, 2016
Christ was a math teacher and a cheerleading coach. Police have not revealed the exact nature of the photos, and the identity of the student recipient is unknown. Christ graduated from South Plainfield High School in 2005, and previously worked as a teacher at Sayreville Memorial High School.
The Department of Education ruled on December 9 that Christ would have to surrender her teaching license. If she successfully completes the pre-trial intervention program for first-time offenders, the charges against her may be dismissed and her criminal record wiped of the charges. If Christ doesn’t successfully complete the program, she could face up to 10 years in prison for the second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child.
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[Feature Photo by Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office]