The boy with the beaming smile was born in Winchester, England.
The Hockley family moved from England to Connecticut two years ago and found Sandy Hook Elementary School to be a great fit for their two boys.
Dylan had special needs, his parents, Ian and Nicole Hockley, told the Connecticut Post.
“We do not and shall never regret this choice,” the Hockleys said. “Our boys have flourished here and our family’s happiness has been limitless.”
Dylan was learning how to read and looked up to his older brother, Jake, the family said.
The family praised principal Dawn Hochsprung, psychologist Mary Sherlach, Dylan’s teacher, Victoria Soto, and his special education teacher, Anne Marie Murphy, for truly knowing their son. All four educators died in the massacre.