(New York Daily News) A Virginia kindergarten teacher tried to hire a $8,500 hit man to kill her ex-husband but was busted when she contracted an undercover cop for the job, police have said.

Angela Nolen, 47, is accused of plotting — with school nurse Cathy Warren Bennett, 37 — to murder former partner Paul Strickler, 63.

The duo, who work at Sontag Elementary School in Rocky Mount, were arrested in the alleged murder-for-hire scheme on Wednesday.

Nolen was charged with solicitation to commit murder, while Bennett was charged as an accessory to solicitation.

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