HOULTON — A school district in eastern Maine is considering installing cameras on buses in the wake of recent troubles on the sometimes long trips to school.

SAD 29 board members decided to take advantage of an offer by a camera company to install cameras on one or two school buses on a trial basis in the coming weeks to gauge their success in reducing problems for students and drivers.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Superintendent Mike Hammer says the idea came up during the last school year after problems with behavior on long bus rides and negative interaction between younger and older riders. Students sometimes spend an hour or more on the bus.

SAD 29 serves about 1,300 students from Houlton, Hammond, Littleton and Monticello.