Social media adds to conflict at Pell City High School

PELL CITY, AL (WBRC) - Did social media sites blow an incident at Pell City High School out of proportion? That's what school leaders are saying about a fight that went viral on Facebook.

The school's principal says she was able to get a fight under control quickly Tuesday morning. But rumors of race riots, weapons and a lockdown were quickly disseminated by students texting, tweeting and posting on Facebook.

Administrators say they learned from the situation and are now considering a social networking sight of their own as a way to distribute their own information.

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