A child is treated in hospital after being injured in a knife attack last Friday at the gate of a primary school in central China's Henan Province.
The lack of official information about the stabbing incident and the refusal by local officials to talk to reporters has led to accusations of indifference toward the victims.
A Xinhua reporter said some officials were not in their office while others were seen playing games on mobile devices. A press conference scheduled for the day after the attacks was also cancelled.
The officials' actions have been contrasted with what was happening in the United States where 27 children and adults died in a shooting rampage at a school in Connecticut. "There are so many details about the US incident on the Internet while our officials are trying every means to block the information and refuse interviews," the report said.
Seven of the Chenpeng students have been transferred to larger hospitals due to their injuries.