He was born in Pawling, NY. His mother, Jackie is a real, grieving mother and a 2nd grade teacher at Pawling Elementary school. Daniel went to kindergarten there, but transferred to Sandy Hook when his family moved there, a short drive from Pawling. This info can easily be found in the Poughkeepsie Journal, but I know this because some of my friends are friends with Jackie Barden and they attended Daniel's wake. Their children went to kindergarten with Daniel.