The Warrenton Police Department is investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy involving a handgun.

The boy's name is expected to be released Tuesday.

At 9:53 a.m. Sunday the Warrenton Fire Department, Warrenton police, Clatsop County deputies, Clatsop County Medical Examiner's Office and a North Coast police chaplain responded to a reported death on the 700 block of Russell Drive in Hammond.

Investigators determined that the boy died from an accidental discharge of a handgun. The subsequent investigation conducted in cooperation with the Clatsop County Medical Examiner's Office determined that there was no indication of foul play.

The Warrenton Police Department, working with the Warrenton Grade School, activated the school's crisis team and crisis plan to assist students and staff affected by the incident.

The Warrenton Grade School where the boy attended sixth grade has arranged for a five-person crisis response team to support the children as they grieve, said Jan Schock, the school's principal.

Students may leave their regular classrooms and visit a "safe room" set up with counselors, school psychologists and a specially-trained nurse. Individual counseling is available, and students are also welcome to give parents a call on the phone if they think it will help, Schock said. Two of the special rooms will be available through Tuesday and then the need will be reassessed.

Teachers were given a prepared statement to read to their classes at the beginning of the day Monday, encouraging the students to visit the special rooms.

Schock asked parents to be sure that any students not attending school not be left alone.

"A missing child would really be a concern to us," Schock said.

Schock said she had been in contact with the family.

Warrenton police remind parents and guardians to ensure that firearms are secured in locked cabinets or have trigger-lock mechanisms securing the firearms. They also recommend storing firearms and ammunition separately. The Warrenton Police Department provides gun locks free through a federal program called Project ChildSafe.