Just as Coraline was gathering her charges together Matthias apparated into the triage site. Feeling the pressure of the moment, he swiftly walked up to Coraline and, taking her by the arm, led her a few steps from the students before speaking.
"Just a quick update," he said, his voice soft and low. "Deanna's already in the Hospital; I'm heading over there after this. We know there was a breach; some Death Eaters made it through and... Dementors as well."
He glanced over his shoulder as if he expected to find students standing next to them, listening in. "We're not sure how many got in. Victoria said maybe 8 Dementors got through before the shield sealed itself--" He held up his hand when it became apparent that Coraline was going to ask the question. "Vickie said something like 100 Dementors hit the shild--bam, bam, bam, one after another. It was enough to ripple it, or so she thinks.
"Her estimate is fewer than a dozen of each got through, but they're in the woods--" Matthias shrugged. "They've gone to ground and Chai's people are looking for them. The big problem they have right now is someone kicked off one hell of a charm and it's cut out their air-to-air communications." He paused, sighed, the leapt onward. "We can speak to Victoria, but she's having problems speaking to Isis, Adric, Harpreet... all her people. Everyone."
Turning to Coraline--they'd been speaking heads bowed up to now--he put a finger to his lips while conjuring up some thought. When it was apparent he had nothing further to say on the matter, he shook his had. "Welcome to magic in the 21st Century," he said.
Matthias headed for the door and the Hospital. "We'll keep you informed. And don't worry; we'll keep our end safe," he said, his voice rising as he stepped into the hall and out of sight.