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Vanderbilt student slain during trip in Israel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt University graduate student has been fatally stabbed during a school trip to Israel, according to the university's chancellor.

Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos wrote in a letter to students, faculty and staff that graduate student Taylor Force was killed Tuesday in a stabbing attack while on the trip in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Zeppos says all other students and faculty on the trip are safe and unharmed. Zeppos called the incident a "horrific act of violence."

Force was seeking to learn more about global entrepreneurship and start-ups in Israel while on the trip, Zeppos wrote. He was a student at the school's Owen Graduate School of Management.

Zeppos says university resources are being made available for students, faculty and staff who may seek counseling.