A threat made on social media has some people in the Pell City area concerned. The problem started last week when a debate about students remaining in their seats during the Pledge of Allegiance turned into an argument. The argument continued after school hours and resulted in the suspension of one of the students. On Wednesday, a social media post made the rounds that threatened the lives of African-Americans living in Pell City. Pell City Police put a post on their Facebook page this morning saying that there had been conversations between parents and school officials and that the threat is being taken seriously. Additional officers have been assigned to the high school as a precaution.