I'm sorry, but I really can't turn my back on this. Ron and Hermione told me that they wanted to leave as well and help me, but I'd really like them to return to school. I can't stop them myself, though, and I won't be attempting to do so.
There are still plenty of people around that can help out with the students, like Neville. I know he doesn't really look it, but he has skills. I know he isn't really the leadership type of person, but he did really well when I headed the DA in fifth year. I'm sure there are many other students who are just as good.
I'm going to leave the house soon and meet Professor Lupin. Take care.