RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A lawsuit accuses a Virginia county school board of violating the Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution after two schools were renamed.

On Tuesday, the NAACP Virginia State Conference and five Shenandoah County students filed the suit in federal court.

According to a release, the lawsuit accuses the Shenandoah County School Board of creating an unlawful and discriminatory educational environment for Black students.

This comes after a May 9 decision by the school board that returned Mountain View High School and Honey Run Elementary School to their previous names with Confederate ties: Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby Lee Elementary School.

The Virginia NAACP says restoring the Confederate names embraces a legacy of segregation and discrimination, violating the First and 14th Amendments of the Constitution, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Equal Education Opportunities Act.

“My belief is the Shenandoah County School Board reaffirmed their commitment to White supremacy and the celebration of a race-based rebellion against the United States of America with their vote to name public schools after military leaders of the Confederate States of America,” said Rev. Cozy Bailey, Virginia NAACP President. “When students walk through the halls of renamed Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby Lee Elementary School, they will do so with inescapable reminders of Confederate legacies that enslaved and discriminated against African-descended people. This community deserves better.”

The lawsuit says making Black students attend a school named for Confederate leaders creates an environment where they are denied an equal opportunity to an education and their right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment and free speech under the First Amendment.

“Public education should benefit everyone, irrespective of race or class. Every student is entitled to an education free from discrimination,” said Ashley Joyner Chavous, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling. “The school board’s decision to reinstate the Confederate school names and imagery creates a school environment that denies students of color an equal opportunity to education. These actions are a slap in the face of the many Shenandoah County families and community members who have been working for decades to build a stronger and more cohesive community.”

The lawsuit wants to see the Confederate names and mascots removed and prevent any future naming involving Confederate leaders.

The full complaint is below: