E-mails obtained by the Dallas Morning News under Texas public records laws show that Texas officials had proposed sending FLDS mothers and children to another location to be separated because of fears of violence if the separations took place in San Angelo.

A plan to carry out the separations on Friday, April 11, by putting all the mothers and children on buses headed to a Salvation Army facility in Midlothian were ultimately rejected. Midlothian was considered a better-equipped and more secure location.

E-mails also showed state officials' concerns that some of the mothers were planning a run from the shelter before they were separated, which FLDS spokesman Willie Jessop called absurd.

We never, never did anything other than to comply and to endure what they put us through, he told the newspaper in a story published Wednesday. —Associated Press