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Violence among Canadian secondary students remains a concern for administrators, teachers, community members, and students. The purpose of this retrospective quantitative nonexperimental study was to examine the predictive relationship between anger and violence among secondary students in Canada using the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES). The general aggression model provided the framework for the study. Survey data were collected from 138 students using the ARES. Demographic data and archival data from students' school files were also collected. Results of receiver operator characteristic analysis and binary logistic regression indicated that the ARES total score provided fair to good predictive ability to differentiate between violent and nonviolent students. Only the externalizing cluster indicated a statistically significant relationship between anger and violence. Results also indicated that female and Asian students had lower odds of perpetrating violence. Results may help educators reduce the risk of violence through early detection of potentially violent youths and the provision of intervention and support.