ROCKY MOUNT, Va. -- Accusations that a school nurse and an elementary school teacher tried to hire a hit man are headed to a grand jury.
According to media reports, the two Franklin County women appeared in court Thursday and waived a hearing, sending the case to grand jurors.
The teacher, 47-year-old Angela Nolen, and nurse Cathy Bennett were arrested last month and charged with trying to hire someone to kill Nolen's ex-husband, Paul Strickler. He's a retired Franklin County school administrator.
Nolen allegedly met with an undercover state police investigator who she thought was a hit man. Investigators say the target was Strickler and the price was $8,000 to get the job done.
The 37-year-old Bennett is accused of helping Nolen.
Both women have been suspended from their jobs.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.