It has recently came to light why the Jonas Brothers were home-schooled after spending several early years in a regular school in Dallas, Texas.
Apparently Nick Jonas, then in the second grade, was taken to the school's office and given a paddling by his teacher even though there was supposedly a rule against paddling at the school at the time.
Not only was this unlawful, the teacher overdid the paddling and it eventually turned out that a different student had committed the offense which he later told the court.
The reason they were in court was because Nick's parents had sued the teacher and the school.
Not wishing for this to become known to the general public, at the request of the teacher, the five involved went before a judge who, after hearing all the details, asked the teacher (according to the court records), why he did the paddling if the school had a rule prohibiting the paddling of students.
The longtime teacher confessed that though the paddling was supposed to be illegal, the paddle was still there. He then produced the object which had "Peacekeeper" printed on it.
To sum up, the Jonas family agreed to drop the charges if the offending teacher would 1. Burn the paddle and 2. Allow himself to be paddled hard by a police officer.
The red-faced teacher had no choice but to agree.
So, that's why Nick, the youngest, and his brothers were finally home-schooled.
Also, that's why Nick laughingly says he still wonders what the punishment is for Dallas hookers brought in on most Saturday nights.